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YWCA Rape Crisis Hotline (Chicago)
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Operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the Rape Crisis Hotline provide survivors of sexual violence and their significant...

(888) 293-2080(888) 293-2080

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Confidential, 24/7 crisis intervention for runaway and homeless youth and their families via phone, chat, email, and bulletin...


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With specially trained crisis counselors, Centerstone is available 24 hours a day to support and respond to you, your family...


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Contact of Northern Illinois provides 24/7, free and confidential support and information over phone. We support everyone in...


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Warmline

The Illinois Warm Line is staffed by people who identify as individuals with lived expertise. The lived experiences of our...

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Struggling with your gender and sexual identity? Get support from a LGBTQ-friendly hotline in Illinois, United States

If you’re questioning your sexual orientation or gender identity, or if you’re experiencing problems as a result of identifying as LGBTQ, you’re not alone. If you're struggling with any of the below, there are 6 helplines in Illinois, United States that you can reach out to for support.

  • Feelings of anxiety about not being accepted for who you really are
  • A sense of wrongness about the gender you were assigned at birth
  • You aren't sure how to date or flirt with members of the same sex
  • Experiencing homophobia or transphobia from family or friends
  • Wanting to come out but not knowing how
  • Feeling like you can't talk to others about who you really are
  • Struggling with being misgendered or wrongly labeled
  • Feeling sexually attracted to people of the same gender as you

It’s normal to feel confused and alone when you’re trying to figure out your gender identity and sexual orientation. If it feels like you can’t come out and you’re scared to show the world who you really are, your mental health can take a serious knock. You deserve to be LGBTQ and proud.

If you're experiencing problems because you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, help is available in Illinois, United States. You can reach out at any time and get connected to a caring LGBTQ-friendly volunteer or counselor. Helpline listeners will offer you respectful, affirming care no matter what you're going through.

If you feel like you might need support with your gender & sexual identity, try reaching out to a hotline in Illinois, United States. It's free and confidential.


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