LGBT Ally Network

What is an ally?

Being an ally on gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender issues is the process of working to develop individual attitudes, institutions, and culture in which gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people feel they matter. In doing so, allies also work to end homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, and heterosexism.

The University of Illinois has several Ally networks. Allies are invited to join any and all that seem appropriate. And if there isn't a group that fits you, please talk to email about starting one.


Ally Networks & Groups

Faculty, Staff, Student Ally Network

The LGBT Resource Center and the Queers & Allies Committee of the Counseling Center offer LGBT Ally Trainings and Transgender Ally Trainings throughout the year. Below is a list of training opportunities during the 2018 fall term. These trainings are open to faculty, staff, and students. Because of limited space, registration is required. Please email if you have any questions.

Before arrivnig to your selected LGBT Ally Network Training session, please visit the Kognito training page and complete the LGBTQ on Campus module for Faculty/Staff. Please bring a writng utensil and/or any other materials you may need to assist you in taking notes during your selected training(s).


In response to multiple requests for ally training to be hosted north of Greent Street, the Ally Network Training Committee will host all Fall 2018 training modules in the Digital Computing Laboratory Building, Room 2240 at 1304 W. Springfield Avenue (located between Wright and Mathews on Springfield). We hope that you will join us and help to build a community of allies at Illinois.



Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 2pm-4pm

Digital Computing Laboratory, Room 2240



Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 2pm-4pm

Digital Computing Laboratory, Room 2240



Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 2pm-4pm

Digital Computing Laboratory, Room 2240


Other Ally Trainings Sponsored through the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations