Accepting and embracing one’s sexual identity takes time and exploration. Having an affirming environment provides the space to identify and clarify some of the thoughts and feelings associated with this process.  

Speak Chicago welcomes individuals looking to explore issues related to sexual orientation identity, with sensitivity to matters of coming out and disclosure, and the impact of rejection, stigma, discrimination, prejudice, violence and internalized homophobia on individual development.  Specific LGBT concerns such as gender roles, family of origin issues, HIV related issues and substance abuse are considered as well.