Dozens of schools -- from Big 10 universities to small liberal arts colleges -- showed up for a college fair aimed at Chicago's LGBT youth.
The event was held Saturday at the Center on Halsted, in the Lake View neighborhood, the Sun-Times reported.
The fair gave students, like transgender high school student Alex Sennello, a safe place to ask questions about the college experience.
About 75 students showed up, along with 35 schools. College representatives like Chuck Erickson, of Lawrence University, told the Sun-Times they wanted to make students feel safe and welcome.
The national not-for-profit group Campus Pride sponsored the event. Click here for more information, and a list of colleges that have taken part in this and similar events.