Community Resources

LGBT Community Resources

 

The Uniting Pride Center of Champaign County (The UP Center)

The UP (Uniting Pride) Center of Champaign County is a multi-service agency, for youth and adults, with a purpose to support and promote human care, education, and community-building activities directed at furthering the well-being and development of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and ally community of Champaign County.
 

Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

A group for close family members and friends who want to honor and support their loved ones who are LGBT. Meets 4th Tuesday of month at the Wesley Foundation, Goodwin & Green Streets, Urbana. Contact Cindy Dodd (crd2001@mchsi.com).
 

Illinois Safe Schools Alliance

The mission of the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance (the Alliance) is to promote safety, support and healthy development for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, in Illinois schools and communities, through advocacy, education, youth organizing and research.
 

Champaign Urbana Public Health District

LGBT-friendly sexual health services. Offers free, anonymous HIV testing and counseling, prevention services for HIV/STD’s, safer sex information and materials. Men who have sex with men and identify as such may qualify for the 20 minute rapid HIV test. Call for appointment. Free condoms, lubricant and other safer sex items are available. LGBT-friendly lending library. For further information, contact Arlene Valentine at 217.239.7827 or email avalentine@cuphd.org
 

Greater Community AIDS Project (GCAP)

Educational programs on HIV/AIDS prevention and support services for people living with AIDS. Call 217.351.2437 or email gcapnow@sbcglobal.net for assistance.
 

Amasong: C-U’s Premier Lesbian/Feminist Chorus

Amasong is an award-winning amateur chorus with an enthusiastic local following. It performs folkloric, women-oriented, and classical music. Amasong provides an opportunity for lesbians and feminist women to gather together in the pursuit of choral excellence. Call 328-6828 and leave a message or email amasong@prairienet.org for more information or to audition.
 

Howard Brown Health Center (HBHC)

Howard Brown Health Center was founded in 1974 and is now one of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) organizations. With an annual budget of over $22 million, the agency serves more than 16,000 adults and youth each year in its diverse health and social service delivery system focused around seven major programmatic divisions: primary medical care, behavioral health, research, HIV/STD prevention, youth services, elder services, and community initiatives. Center on Halsted http://www.centeronhalsted.org/ Center on Halsted is the Midwest's most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and securing the health and well-being of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) people of Chicagoland. More than 1,000 community members visit the Center every day, located in the heart of Chicago's Lakeview Neighborhood.