Celebrating Pride Month: A Comprehensive Resource Guide

At Wildflower, we’re celebrating Pride Month by offering a wealth of resources to support the LGBTQIA+ community. We are committed to creating a world where everyone feels valued, respected, and celebrated for who they are. As part of our unwavering dedication to trauma-informed care, antiracism, and social justice advocacy, we proudly stand as allies to the LGBTQIA+ community. Our goal is to foster a space that is not only welcoming but affirming of all gender identities and sexual orientations.

If you’re interested in exploring mental health services at Wildflower, please reach out to us via the website or by calling 312.809.0298.

Organizations and Websites

The Asexual Visibility & Education Network
The world’s largest online asexual community and archive of resources on asexuality.

Bisexual Resource Center
An online resource focused on connecting members of the bi, pan, and queer communities and helping them thrive through education, resource sharing, and community celebration.

Brave Space Alliance
Brave Space Alliance is the first Black-led, trans-led LGBTQ+ Center located on the South Side of Chicago, dedicated to creating and providing affirming, culturally competent, for-us by-us resources, programming, and services for LGBTQ+ individuals on the South and West sides of the city.

FEDUP Collective
Fighting Eating Disorders in Underrepresented Populations is a collective of trans, intersex, and gender diverse people who believe eating disorders in marginalized communites are social justice issues. FEDUP compiles resources for LGBTQ and BIPOC individuals seeking ED treatment and support.

Howard Brown Health
A nonprofit healthcare organization providing LGBTQ+ primary care, sexual and reproductive care, and counseling services across Chicagoland.

The Network/La Red
The Network/La Red is a survivor-led, social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, kink, polyamorous, and queer communities. TNLR provides a range of survivor services and resources.

Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois
TJLP provide support, advocacy, and free, holistic criminal legal services to transgender people in Illinois. They work in legal services, support community survival, and educational resources and training.


Ace: What Asexuality Reveals about Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex by Angela Chen

Baby Making for Everybody: Family Building and Fertility for LGBTQ+ and Solo Parents by Ray Rachlin & Marea Goodman

Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource Guide by and for the Transgender Community edited by Laura Erickson-Schroth

The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight World by Alan Downs, Ph.D.

What’s Your Pronoun? Beyond He and She by Dennis Baron


Beauty Translated – A podcast about the trans experience covering topics related to the legal, medical, and emotional changes that come with gender transition

Bottoming – An LGBTQ+ mental health podcast about rock bottoming and beyond

Falling Out LGBTQ – A mental health podcast for the LGBTQ+ Community

Proud Voices – A podcast about substance use disorder and recovery in the LGBTQ+ community

Hotlines and Textlines

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline – A national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States. Call: 988. For Deaf and HoH: Dial 711 and then 988

The Trevor Project – A crisis line for LGBTQ young people ages 13-24. Call: 1 (866) 488-7386. Text: 678-678

The Network/La Red – Provides support, information, referrals, safety planning, and crisis intervention for LGBTQ+ folks and folks in kink and polyamorous communities who are being abused or have been abused by a partner. Call: 1 (617) 742-4911

Trans Lifeline – A trans-led organization that connects trans people to community support and resources to survive and thrive. Call: 1 (877) 565-8860

Financial Support

Mental Health Fund for Queer and Trans Black, Indigenous, and People of Color – Offers financial support to QTBIPOC seeking mental health services. Provides support for up to six sessions.

Point Foundation Scholarships – Offers financial aid for tuition and related school expenses for LGBTQ students in community college, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs.

Point of Pride Financial Aid – Provides funding for gender-affirming surgeries, hormone replacement therapy, and electrolysis for transgender individuals. Additionally offers free chest binders and femme shapewear.

Trans Lifeline Microgrants – Provides trans and nonbinary people with funds to correct names and gender markers on identifying legal documents and/or to fund gender-affirming hair removal treatment