Committee on Urban Resource Sustainability & Equity (COURSE)

A revolutionary campaign led by young people, supported by health advocates & community members dedicated to the equitable & sustainable distribution of queer-friendly health & community resources throughout Chicago.

Currently, the Committee on Urban Resource Sustainability & Equity (COURSE) is working to address the funding of HIV/AIDS prevention services in Chicago. 

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) has a history of underfunding health services on Chicago’s South & West sides, greatly affecting trans communities & communities of color.

COURSE has worked with CDPH in the past to address these concerns & ensure that the planning process for HIV/AIDS prevention funding is accessible & transparent to all communities.


Gender JUST believes that increasing access & sustainability of queer-friendly health & community resources on the South & West sides of Chicago is crucial to the well-being of the LGBTQA community.


Previously, COURSE worked to reform the Boystown neighborhood to make it truly affirming for queer & trans youth of color. COURSE fought to promote community accountability (not increased police presence & criminalization) among major institutions in Boystown.

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For more information about the COURSE campaign or to get involved, contact COURSE@GenderJUST.org.