The topic of next chapter meeting is the Inclusive Curriculum Bill HB 5596/ Senate Bill 3249. For more info on the bill visit Equality Illinois website www.eqil.org

LegacyProject

A very interesting site that is highly recommended and which you may want to visit is the world's only outdoor museum walk, traveling installation, and youth education program dedicated to combating anti-gay bullying by celebrating lgbt contributions to history. It is the Legacy Project website and can be accessed by clicking on the "L" image to the left. Be sure to watch the video.

Resources page

National Organizations

PFLAG National   www.pflag.org

G.L.A.A.D    Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation   www.glaad.org

HRC   Human Rights Campaign   www.hrc.org

The NGLTF   The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force   www.thetaskforce.org

S.P.L.C.  Southern Poverty Law Center/Teaching Tolerance Program    Advocates for LGBTQ civil rights www.splcenter.org/teaching-tolerance

GLSEN   Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network www.glsen.org

Safe Schools Coalition   www.safeschoolscoalition.org

Online Schools Resource Guide for LGBTQ students     Website PFLAG Belleville believes this site contains beneficial information but we are not endorsing the products or services being advertised on the site.

GSA Network   Gay Straight Student Alliances   www.gsanetwork.org

COLAGE   Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere     www.colage.org

The Family Equality Council   http://www.familyequality.org/

SAGE   Services and Advocacy for Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Elders   www.sageusa.org

GLBT National Help Center   http://www.glbthotline.org/

It Gets Better   Videotaped messages of hope for LGBTQ youth who have been bulled or harassed and maybe contemplating suicide    www.itgetsbetter.org

Trevor Project   Around the clock crisis and suicide prevention hotline  for LGBTQ youth www.thetrevorproject.org

NEW - The Legacy Project - the world's only outdoor museum walk celebrating lgbt contributions to history www.legacyprojectchicago.org

Suicide Prevention Life Line   www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org  

Suicide Prevention Resource Center www.sprc.org

SAMHSA   Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration www.samhsa.gov

The Addiction Center https://www.addictioncenter.com/

The Recovery Village, Personalized Additction Treatment LGBTQ+ Mental Health & Substance Abuse PFLAG Belleville believes this site contains beneficial information but we are not endorsing the products or services being advertised on the site.

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association www.glma.org

Understanding the Health Needs of LGBT People http://www.lgbthealtheducation.org/wp-content/uploads/LGBTHealthDisparitiesMar2016.pdf

American Psychological Association www.apa.org

S.I.E.C.U.S   Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. www.siecus.org

Gender Spectrum   www.genderspectrum.org

Metro Trans Umbrella Group - Website

National Center for Transgender Equality   www.transequality.org

Addiction In The Transgender Community Website PFLAG Belleville believes this site contains beneficial information but we are not endorsing the products or services being advertised on the site.

Trans Youth Family Allies   www.imatyfa.org

Straight Spouse Network   provides support to heterosexual partners of LGBT persons  www.straightspouse.org

UCC Open and Affirming Coalition United Church of Christ   http://openandaffirming.org/

Metropolitan Community Church    LGBTQ accepting church   www.mccchurch.org

Karla Smith Foundation Supporting Families affected by mental illiness and suicide https://karlasmithfoundation.org/

LGBTQ+ and Substance Abuse https://www.drugrehab.com/guides/lgbtq/  PFLAG Belleville believes this site contains beneficial information but we are not endorsing the products or services being advertised on the site.

LGBTQIA+ Friendly Drug And Alcohol Rehab Centers Website  PFLAG Belleville believes this site contains beneficial information but we are not endorsing the products or services being advertised on the site.

College Guide for LGBTQ students Website  PFLAG Belleville believes this site contains beneficial information but we are not endorsing the products or services being advertised on the site.

The college students guide to Internet safety Website  PFLAG Belleville believes this site contains beneficial information but we are not endorsing the products or services being advertised on the site.

Scholarships for LGBTQ students Website  PFLAG Belleville believes this site contains beneficial information but we are not endorsing the products or services being advertised on the site.

Family Acceptance Project Website  PFLAG Belleville believes this site contains beneficial information but we are not endorsing the products or services being advertised on the site.

Law Resources for the LGBT Community Website PFLAG Belleville believes this site contains beneficial information but we are not endorsing the products or services being advertised on the site.

Another Law Firm featuring LGBT resources Website PFLAG Belleville believes this site contains beneficial information but we are not endorsing the products or services being advertised on the site.

Illinois and Metro East IL resource organizations

PFLAG Belleville   Parents and Friends of LGBTQ persons providing support, education and advocacy for the LGBTQ  person , their family and  community  pflagbelleville.org

Metro East Pride of Southwestern Illinois    provides  emotional,  social support and advocacy for the LGBTQ  individual  www.metroeastprideswi.org

Equality Illinois   advocacy for equal civil rights of LGBTQ people via education and lobbying congress  www.equalityillinois.us

Illinois Safe Schools Alliance   www.illinoissafeschools.org

Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois www.vpcswi.org

Coordinated Youth and Human Service a resource for HIV/AIDS testing    www.cyhs.com

Children’s Home and Aid of Illinois C.H.A.S.I   therapy services and support for youth in need www.childrenshomeandaid.org

East Side Health District www.eshd.org

Southern Illinois Health Care Foundation Inc.  www.sihf.org

Bethany Place/ HIV/AIDS testing   www.bethanyplace.org

Illinois South Conference Pride  United Church of Christ    www.iscucc.org 

St Paul United Church of Christ Belleville IL  www.stpaulucc.org 

Bethel United Church of Christ Cahokia IL    www.Bethel-UCC-Ministries.org

Well of living Waters Ministries LGBTQ church in Belleville   Website

F.O.S.I .L   Faithful of Southern Illinois    Lay persons  Catholic organization advocate for LGBTQ equality  www.fosilonline.com 

Local High School Gay Straight Student Alliances /GSA

Belleville East High School     www.bths201.org/east

Belleville West High School   www.bths201.org/west 

O’Fallon  IL High School         Website

Collinsville IL High School       www.kahoks.org

S.W.I.C.  South Western Illinois College LGBTQ student group    www.swic.edu.org

St Louis Resource Organizations

PFLAG St Louis   www.pflagstlouis.org

PFLAG St. Charles   www.facebook.com/stcharlespflag

Prime Timers   A Social and Educational Organization for Mature Gay and Bi Men and their friends  www.PrimeTimersSTL.org

G.A.M.M.A.   Gay Married Men’s Association   Peer support for gay or bisexual men who are currently or have been in a relationship with a woman   www.stl-gamma.com

Growing American Youth   Social support group for youth that also educates about LGBTQ issues and  advocates  for equality.   www.growingamericanyouth.org

SAGE St. Louis    Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders   www.SageMetroSTL.org

St Louis Gender Foundation    Support group for transgender persons    Website

TransParent St Louis    support for parents of transgender children  www.transparentstl.org

Metropolitan Community Church St Louis    LGBT accepting church www.mccgsl.org