supporting same gender loving black men navigating the methamphetamine epidemic

LinkUp Chicago

No Judgement. All Love.

We are not a cause nor an organization.

We are a coalition. We are the culture. We are the community.

And our message to our brothers in Chicago is simple: 

You are seen. You are known.  You are valued.

And you do not have to do this alone.

Tina, parTy-n-play, Meth?

If you’re a Black gay, bisexual, or same-gender-loving man in Chicago, you or someone like you has probably been affected by meth. Whatever the reason, we want you to know, you are not alone. Our support line is here to provide you with the resources and support you need.

We understand that being a black same-gender-loving man in Chicago can come with its own set of unique challenges, and that meth use can complicate things even more. That’s why we have created a support line specifically for men like us.

Our support line is confidential and our team is made up of trained and trustworthy community members who are here to listen and support you. We can provide you with information on harm reduction for those who use and treatment options for those who wish to stop. We’ll personally connect you with local resources, and offer support and encouragement as you work through the options that are available to you.

Don’t let meth use limit your future. Take the first step by calling our support line today.

Connecting the Dots: The LinkUp Chicago Support Line

We provide judgment-free access to a staff of trusted community leaders uniquely equipped to help Black gay and bisexual men in crisis connect with the culturally-competent resources they need.

Why call the LinkUp Chicago support line?

If you’re looking for help with anything, you’ve come to the right place! LinkUp Chicago is here to help you out and make your experience finding resources as a gay, bisexual, pansexual, trans masculine, same-gender-loving, man as smooth as possible. We’ll treat you like family and with confidentiality, so don’t hesitate to reach out!

We believe this crisis is best addressed and solved from within the community.

“Love takes off the masks we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.”


James Baldwin

“When an individual is protesting society’s refusal to acknowledge his dignity as a human being, his very act of protest confers dignity on him.”


Bayard Rustin

“I give you my heart,
a safe house.”


Essex Hemphill