Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signs the Prevent School Violence Act into law. Behind, stands Founding Alliance Executive Director, Shannon Sullivan, and Alliance Youth Committee Members who advocated for the bill's passage. 


The Alliance is the result of the joining of forces between Creating Safe Schools for Illinois (CSSI-formerly GLSEN Chicago) and the Coalition for Education on Sexual Orientation (CESO). The two organizations joined together in 2007 to lead the LGBTQ safe schools movement in Illinois and to focus on implementing a model of working with school districts on the issues of sexual orientation and gender identity.  Our model includes policy advocacy with school district administrators, training for school personnel, and technical assistance with young people on existing or emerging Genders and Sexualities Alliances (GSAs).