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Intro to Chicago Gender Society (CGS):

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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:

CGS Monthly Meeting: Tuesday, June 8at 8:00 CST- IN PERSON and via Zoom
Rachel Rollins is a transgender woman who has been involved with the transgender community around Chicago and Milwaukee for over 30 years, She vlogs on a You Tube Channel titled, RACHEL ROLLINS TRANS LIFE,Educating, Enlightening,  Advising and otherwise attempting to entertain her audience. She has been married for 32 years, and vlogs about her snail paced transition while keeping her family together! Rachel is a self defense instructor, specializing in threat management, situation awareness, and the use of lethal, and non-lethal weapons for defense. She has owned and operated this business for 11 years in Wisconsin. Rachel has lectured on Situation Awareness at First Event, a transgender conference held in Boston each year.
Rachel will speak to us about “SAFETY IN THE STREET”, She will speak about situation awareness, tips for planning trips, and nights out, threat management, psychology of violent potential threats, controlling your space, and Illinois SELF DEFENSE LAW will be addressed. Also, for folks who believe they are at a high risk of assault, she will discuss the importance of SELF DEFENSE INSURANCE. Yes It Exists.  A Q&A period will follow!

Members in good standing and first-time attendees are always invited to join our meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at no additional cost. For non-members returning to a meeting, there is a fee of $7.00, plus a $1.00 service transaction fee, which can be prepaid using the PayPal Button.   Everyone is invited to join our socials on the fourth Tuesday of each month.


Currently meetings are held via Zoom! But in June 2021, we will be returning to 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.

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