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Chicago Area TG/TS Organizations
Wider Area TG/TS Organizations
LGBT Organizations Supporting TG/TS
National TG/TS Organizations
TG/TS Counseling
Medical, Cosmetic, SRS Resources, etc.
General TG/TS Resources
TG/TS Spiritual & Ethical Resources
Books & Literature
Fashion and Beauty
General Services
Fun Web sites To Visit
Chicagoland Night Life
Links for AOL Users

Chicago Area TG/TS Organizations

Be-All - Held each year in Chicago
Chi-Chapter Tri-Ess - Society for the Second Self
GenderWork - Chicago's social, support, and activist group for FTM. Meets on the 1st & 3rd Sundays from 5 PM to 6:30 PM in the Bridgeview Bank Building at 4753 N. Broadway, Suite 608
Illinois Gender Advocates - Public Advocacy for the Gender Variant
Island Girls - Meets the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month 
Journey - Meets the 2nd & 4th Sundays of each month  2:30 pm to 4:30 pm at the Countryside Unitarian Church, 1025 N. Smith Road, Palatine, Email: Journey_Renz@yahoogroups.com
PFLAG of Palatine - Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays ~ Contact Carole Abrams at Carole1672@aol.com or phone 847-398-5704
Youth Outlook An organization working to create safe spaces for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgenderd, queer(GLBTQ) youth in the Western suburbs of Chicago - Email Richard Hill:
Stonewall support group - Meets every Tuesday at 6:30 PM in the DuPage Unitarian Church, 4 S 535 Old Naperville Rd in Naperville
Transitions from the Inside Out - Meets the 3rd Sunday of each month (excluding June, July, & August)   4:30 PM to 6 PM at the Hinsdale Unitarian Church. Paul (pwar2386@yahoo.com) is the moderator
Transcend - A support group for ages 14 to 20 in Naperville. Email Tony Steuer for more info
Transexual Support Group of CGS - A safe environment to share, socialize and learn 
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Wider Area TG/TS Organizations

F.O.R.G.E. - Milwaukee, is a national education, advocacy and support umbrella organization supporting FTMs. Call 414-278-6031
Gemini Gender Group - Support group for Transgendered people in the Milwaukee metro area. Call 414-297-9328
Peoria Gender Society - "Expressions" Support group for transgendered men and women meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the Public Library at 107 NE Monroe in Peoria in the Basement Preview Room from 7 PM to 8:30 PM. Email Tylana Marie Coop at tmcoop@gmail.com for more info
Southern Illinois Transgender - Carbondale, IL.
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Local LGBT Organizations Supporting TG/TS

Center on Halsted - Chicago's LGBT Community Center. This organization is very trans friendly, offering many trans programs.
Community Alliance & Action Network! (CAAN) - Providing programming, support and outreach services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning community in Joliet
Equality Illinois - Mission: to secure, protect and defend equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Illinois
Howard Brown Health Center - Promoting the well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons through the provision of health care and wellness programs in the Chicago area
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National TG/TS Organizations

American Educational Gender Information Service (AEGIS)
Gender Identity Center of Colorado - TG/TS Support & Resources
GLSEN - Creating safe schools for lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender people
IFGE - The International Foundation for Gender Education.
National Center for Transgender Equality - NCTE works on a national level to secure transgender civil rights
NTAC - The National Transgender Advocacy Coalition.
TG Today - A comprehensive site, with links to TG-friendly places in St. Louis.
The Intersex Society of North America
The Renaissance Transgender Assn. - Provide education & support to TGs
Transgender Education Partnership - Understanding Through Education
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TG/TS Counseling

Compassionate Counseling, Deb Wilke, M.S., LCPC - Counseling for gender identity issues, 630-759-9799
Jim Cosenza - A Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a practice in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood, specializing in counseling trans persons and their families. Email Jim
Barbra McCoy Getz, L.C.S.W., B.C.D. Psychotherapist - 847-428-2660
Dr. Anne Lawrence - A Comprehensive Transsexual Overview
Coping with Cross Dressing - Support for crossdressers and their families.

Dr. Becky: Friends & Family

World Professional Association For Transgender Health - Standards of Care
Susan O'Dell, Ph.D. - Offering Psycotherapy and Counseling for TG/TS and those closest to them at 1422 Thome Ave, Chicago. 773-262-7010 or Email Susan
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Medical, Cosmetic, SRS Resources, etc.

Absolutely! Electrolysis Salon - Permanent Hair Removal and Permanent Makeup in Barrington
Breast Augmentation and Breast Implants Information Web
Cassie Electrolysis - Permanent Hair Removal, 7101 W. Belmont Ave, Suite 6, Chicago, 773-919-4247
Chicago City Health Dept - 312-747-9632
Dr. Gary Alter, MD
Dr. Mark L. Zukoski - Feminization & Plastic Surgery in Chicago
D.T. Electrolysis & Skin Care - 312-372-1977 
Electrolysis by Frances Washington of LMdP - 27 years of proven experience, 701 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, 312-787-1747
Facial Surgery - Dr. Patrick Hudson, Cosmetic Surgeon.
Fred Ettner, MD - Hormone Therapy, 847-733-2229
Hairline Creations - Confidence, Compliments & The Freedom to Be . . .
Healthy Alternatives (Dr. Edwin Miller) - Transgender Evaluation & hormone therapy, 773-637-0166
Kelly, Inc. - Electrolysis (How smooth are your cheeks?), 708-386-4663
Oak Brook Aesthetic, P.C. - 630-932-9690
PMIA - Save up to 88% on meds from Canadian Pharmacies - A  FREE! service
Randi Ettner, Ph.D. - Transgendered Counseling, 847-328-3433
Suzanne Anderer, CPE - Permanent hair removal,  815-469-0050
Wendy Beyer. - Colonics / Colon Hydrotherapy, 17 years experience...All Accepted~All Respected 773-878-8800
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General TG/TS Resources

CDSO - Resources for Spouses and Significant Others of Crossdressers.
Melanie Phillips - The basics of her voice training on the web.
Nu Woman Transgender Cabaret
TGNOW - A transitioning resource directory
Transgender Forum
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TG/TS Spiritual & Ethical Resources

Countryside Church Unitarian Universalist - Rainbow Friends hosts monthly socials in Palatine. For info email likethosecrones@yahoo.com
New Spirit Community Church - 542 S. Scoville, Oak Park, IL ~ 708-383-3033
Transgender Legal - A legal reasource hosted by Phyllis Randolph Frye, Attorney at Law
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Books & Literature

eBook "The Transgender Companion" by Jennifer Seeley, (you may know her from CGS meetings as Jennifer McCain) - A step-by-step, practical guide on how to transition (M to F), written by one of our own. Transitioning is described in a very positive and healthy way. It is a "companion" for anyone on their transitional journey. To purchase go to: www.tgcompanion.com
Amazon.com - HUGE resources on the transgendered lifestyle.
Toni Monza Memorial CGS Library - collection has been donated to the collection at the Oak Park Public Library
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Fashion and Beauty

Headliners Full Service Hair Salon - Harwood Heights, 708-867-0344
Illusions - Join Lexi and Luna at Chicago's Premier Fantasy Realm. So much more than a makeover... - 773-777-0555
JannasStudio - By Janna (JannasStudio2010@aol.com),  Makeover artist, instructor, and local Classic Curves International representative  773-237-8080
Le Dame Footwear "where style and fit matter"- Feminine styled footwear built to fit a masculine foot. Affordable and of a high-quality, it is designed to meet the needs of the cross-dressing, transgender and drag queen communities in menís sizes 9 to 15
la maison du parfum - Xviara Owens' Salon featuring Custom Perfume, Day Spa, and Laser Center 312-787-1747
Passion Fashion Boutique - Fashions, Shoes, Wigs and Jewelry, 5 N. 105 Rte 53 (#8), Itasca, 630-285-1158
Rachel's Wigs & Beauty Salon - Wigs, Makeovers, Hair Styling, Manicures, etc. 
Sally Ann Corset Shop - Be all the woman you can be 
Skyscraper Heels - Shoe sizes 5 - 15WW and much more
Transformations by Rori - For the Goddess in all of us
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General Services

Arbonne International - Carole Abrams, Independent Consultant, 847-601-0804. Pure, safe, and beneficial products for the whole family
Arch Constuction - 773-467-9690. Gail says, "no job is too small!"
Dental Services by Dr. Michael W. Koehne DDS & Dr. Diane M. Metrick DDS - 319 Roosevelt Rd, Wheaton. Call 630-665-5555 for an appointment
Hubcaps Diner & Galaxy Banquets - Home to the CGS Social, 4663 Ruby, Shiller Park, 847-928-0187
Linda Cao, LCPC, ADTR - Tai Chi and Healing Dance Therapy, 30 S. Michigan Ave, Suite304, 312-663-9504. Learn the enjoyment and freedom of being a woman
Stardust Banquet Hall - Home to the CGS meetings, 5688 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, 773-775-3040
Stevie D. Conlon - Attorney at Law, 312-213-2311. Never settle for the status quo
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Fun Websites To Visit

Lynn Conway - Personal Website
Gay Yellow Pages - Take a tour! 
Honey West Online!
LesBiGay Radio
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Chicagoland Night Life

3349 N. Halsted, Chicago

Club Krave formerly "The Edge"
13126 S. Western Ave., Blue Island IL
Home of The Island Girls
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AOL Users

AOL Search: Society>Transgendered
Gay & Lesbian - The Gay and Lesbian resources on AOL
Illnesses - HIV/AIDS - An excellent source of information on this topic.
PlanetOut Trans Chat - A place for other Trans AOL users to chat.
The crossdresser's message board
Transland At: Planet Out - Message board also


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