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:

July 9, 2019 – We are asking our members to come in Summer gear, showing off those legs, maybe a shoulder or two. (Sorry no swimwear). We would love to hear some Summer memories from our members.

July 14, 2019 – Lake Michigan Spirit of Chicago Cruise. Yes, it is happening again! Join us on the annual CGS Lake Michigan Cruise. It will be awesome. Last year we had about 12 women in our group. This year, I am hoping for more. We will try to arrange carpooling as best as we can. Tickets are $88.26 for cruise and brunch. Alcoholic beverages are not included. Call 866-273-2469 and use this order number to be seated with CGS:  2947596.

June 11, 2019 – Wear your pride colors!  And Louis V. Haynes, Psy.D., and Victoria Stanton (they/them). Victoria is a gender-queer therapist who specializes in working with trans and gender-non-conforming individuals.


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.