Intro to Chicago Gender Society (CGS):
Thank you for visiting our site. We hope that you will find the information you are searching for!
The Chicago Gender Society (CGS) was founded 34 years ago for transgender education and support. CGS continues to provide a safe place for people to explore their gender identity. We do this through our monthly meetings, socials and events. If you are new to the community, CGS meetings provide our members and guests an opportunity to network with other individuals exploring similar feelings and provide educational programs from experts in the fields of interest to our members. Our monthly socials provide an evening out with members and friends in a public environment. Our events range from a golf outing, an evening of bowling, to a grand Holiday Party.
Chicago Gender Society (CGS) Meeting:
February 9, 2021 ~ Nominations via Zoom at a special time of 7:30 p.m., we have scheduled a pre-meeting to which voting members will be invited and can submit nominations prior to the full members’ meeting at 8:00 p.m.
CGS Monthly Meeting, Tuesday, February 9 at 8:00pm CST over Zoom
CGS: A Historical Retrospective Presented by Gloria Wright
For our February meeting, long-time CGS member and past president Gloria Wright will join us to present a history of CGS. The Chicago Gender Society, founded in 1987, is one of the longest-lasting transgender support organizations in the USA, and Gloria goes back to its earliest days. Her point of view should provide a fascinating perspective, not only of CGS as an organization but also of the evolution of the trans community and its place in society over that time.
GLORIA WRIGHT has been an outspoken supporter of all things LGTBQIA since first becoming active in the community in 1983, initially as a member of Tri-Ess (Chicago chapter) and later the Gateway Gender Alliance (now defunct). Gloria went on to help form the National Gender Alliance, for which she was newsletter editor, and she also had begun publishing her own national newsletter for the transgender community.
Gloria was instrumental in the formation of the Chicago Gender Society (CGS), and served as its president for 3 years. She has also served as president of Chi-Chapter. Gloria is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from CGS and the Naomi Owen Award from Chi-Chapter. She was also given the “Servant/Leader” award from national Tri-Ess, and the chapter was awarded “Flagship Chapter” status, a special honor reserved for the most accomplished in the nation.
Gloria loves to sing, and she takes singing and piano lessons. She has been a member of the BG Singers in Buffalo Grove for more than 10 years. Gloria’s wife of nearly 45 years and their two children have been loving and supportive, with her wife also active in serving and supporting trans community organizations.
Currently meetings are held via Zoom!
Our meetings are held at The Curragh Irish Pub, 6705 N. Northwest Hwy, Chicago, IL 60631 Doors open at 7pm. Meeting starts at 8pm. Newcomers are encouraged and welcomed. Just ask for Karen.
Chicago Gender Society’s (CGS) Social Corner:
Currently our socials are held via Zoom:
Our monthly social is held at Peggy Kinnane’s on the 4th Tuesday of each month. From 7pm-whenever. Peggy Kinnane’s is located at 8 N. Vail Ave. in Arlington Heights. Members and non-members are welcome to attend. Peggy Kinnane’s offers us a friendly environment to gather and visit.