October 8, 2015
LGBT History Month entry from January 21, 2005:
This year marks ten years of anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Illinoisans!
In January 2005, Equality Illinois advocated for and a bipartisan majority of state legislators and then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich approved the civil rights bill protecting LGBT Illinoisans from discrimination in the areas of employment, housing, and public accommodations. The law also empowered the Illinois Department of Human Rights to investigate charges of discrimination on the basis off sexual orientation and gender identity.
October 5, 2015
Across the country, 56 percent of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people across the country report experiencing some type of discrimination while accessing healthcare. And, 52% of trans people in America believe they will be refused medical services because of their gender identity.
That’s why Equality Illinois is launching our LGBTQ Healthcare Survey. If you identify as a part of the LGBTQ community, we invite you to take our anonymous survey.
With it, we will better understand the competency and sensitivity of medical providers who serve LGBTQ patients throughout Illinois. With this information, we will develop resources to educate and help medical providers be more inclusive and sensitive to the needs of LGBTQ patients.
Marriage & Civil Unions |
September 30, 2015
Now available: The Equality Illinois Marriage Planning Guide, 2015-2016 Edition
Find that special venue, the right caterer, photographer, baker and florist, and the officiant who will make your wedding memorable.
Also, learn about the Illinois marriage law and the Supreme Court ruling making marriage equality the law of the land. Click below to read and download.