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EI Advisory Board Member Appointed to State Panel

Breaking News in Illinois | November 20, 2017

Dr. Kathleen Robbins, a member of the Equality Illinois Community Advisory Board, has been appointed to the Illinois Senate Task Force on Sexual Discrimination and Harassment Awareness and Prevention.

The appointment, made by Illinois Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady, is recognition of the prevalence and impact of sexual violence on transgender people.

Kathleen is an excellent addition to the task force. She has significant life experiences, from service in the U.S. Air Force, the business sector, and the non-profit space.

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Attend the LGBTQ Forum: The Democratic Candidates for Governor

Community Event | November 12, 2017

Click HERE to attend the Forum on Dec. 6

Register to attend the Illinois LGBTQ Forum: The Democratic Candidates for Governor, on Wed., Dec. 6 in Chicago.

Participants include state Sen. Daniel Biss, Madison County Regional Superintendent of Schools Bob Daiber, anti-violence activist Tio Hardiman, businessman Chris Kennedy, and businessman JB Pritzker.

We want to hear from these candidates how they would tackle issues important to LGBTQ Illinoisans and what kind of priority they would give them if elected governor.
The forum is presented by Affinity Community Services, the Association of Latinos/as Motivating Action (ALMA Chicago), the Equality Illinois Institute, and Pride Action Tank before an audience at the Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago.

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Candidates Forum To Air At Statewide Watch Events

Community Event | November 9, 2017

The statewide civic power of LGBTQ Illinoisans will be featured at the state’s first Illinois LGBTQ Forum: The Democratic Candidates for Governor, which will include statewide viewing sites.

Organized by Affinity Community Services, the Association of Latinos/as Motivating Action (ALMA), the Equality Illinois Institute, and Pride Action Tank, the forum will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 6-8 p.m. before an audience at the Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Avenue, in Chicago’s South Loop.

The Democratic candidates who have confirmed their participation are State Sen. Daniel Biss, Madison County Regional Superintendent of Schools Bob Daiber, anti-violence activist Tio Hardiman, businessman Chris Kennedy, and businessman J.B. Pritzker.

In addition to public attendance at the forum in Chicago, Illinoisans will be able to watch a video livestream at locations in Carbondale, Metro East, Normal, Peoria, Quad Cities, and Springfield hosted by local LGBTQ organizations.

You can register to attend the forum in CHICAGO

Or, sign up to attend a livestream event in these locations:

  BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL

  CARBONDALE

  METRO EAST

  PEORIA

  QUAD CITIES

  SPRINGFIELD

Submit Your Question for the LGBTQ Forum

Community Event | November 8, 2017

YOU are invited to submit questions for the Illinois LGBTQ Forum: The Democratic Candidates for Governor.

Four weeks from today on Wednesday, Dec. 6, State Sen. Daniel Biss, Madison County Regional Superintendent of Schools Bob Daiber, anti-violence activist Tio Hardiman, businessman Chris Kennedy, and businessman JB Pritzker will sit down with a coalition of organizations that serve and advocate for LGBTQ Illinoisans.

We want to make sure your voices are heard, so submit your questions today.

The event is organized by Affinity Community Services, the Association of Latinos/as Motivating Action (ALMA Chicago), the Equality Illinois Institute, and Pride Action Tank. Co-hosting organizations include the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, CALOR, Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus, Howard Brown Health, HRC Chicago, LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois, Peoria Proud, Phoenix Center of Springfield, Prairie Pride Coalition of Bloomington-Normal, Rainbow Cafe LGBT Youth Center of Carbondale, South Side Help Center, Wpt Cares of Metro East, and A.L.P.H.A.S. of the Quad Cities.

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