Intro to Chicago Gender Society (CGS):

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The Chicago Gender Society (CGS) was founded 32 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:

October 8, 2019 – Fall Fashion Show!  Wear your favorite fall outfit and walk the mock-runway.

September 10, 2019 – Mara Keisling, an American transgener rights activist and founding executive director of the National Center for Transgender         Equality based in Washington, DC will speak about current events.


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:

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.

GoFundMe drive:

GoFundMe:  We are the ONLY transgender float in one of the nation’s largest pride parades, yet it is still a struggle for our small organization to afford to run the float. We are looking to you, our fans and supporters, to help cover this expense and, more importantly, let the world know that we are “out and proud” and we are here to help our community.
To help start our campaign, we are offering a seat on the float to the first 15 donors who give $100 or more. Click on this GoFundMe link for more info.
Thank you for your support.