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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, September 14, 2021 at 8:00 CST- At the Sheraton Suites, 121 NW Point Blvd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 (new location) and Zoom

Dr. Gennifer Herley

Dr. Gennifer (Genn) Herley, PhD is the founder and  Executive Director of TransNewYork. Gennifer is   a proud transgender     woman who recently transitioned and earned her doctorate degree  in 2014. Prior to founding TransNewYork, she ran A Better Life Counseling for 7 years. Gennifer is currently finishing her memoir, which she hopes to complete by 2020.

Gennifer organized the first transgender Conference in New York City, New York Coming Out. This 3-day conference had over 100 workshops and hosted keynote speakers such as Sarah McBride from the Human Rights Campaign and Sam Britton from The Trevor Project, among others. For a first-time conference it had truly amazing support. Please visit our sponsors page and support these wonderful corporate sponsors.

Gennifer will be talking to us about all the great work her   organization is doing for the trans community in the New York area.


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 going to be held at the Sheraton Suites, located at 121 NW Point Blvd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
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 this month at Peggy Kinnane’s in Arlington Heights. Starting at 7:00 p.m.

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