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TDOR 2021

Event Get Involved | November 16, 2021

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Join us for an incredible showcase of talented Trans performers this Trans Day of Remembrance, Resilience and Resistance!

EI 2022 Gala Program Book

Equality Illinois Event Gala | November 12, 2021

We’re excited to return LIVE! to the Hilton for the 2022 Equality Illinois Gala on February 5. Promote your cause or business in this year’s Gala program book ad!

 

Help shape the LGBTQ civil rights agenda

Community Event Get Involved | November 10, 2021

Equality Illinois is starting the development of our next five-year Strategic Plan, which will go into effect July 2022.

As part of this process, we are hosting virtual town halls and want to hear from YOU! Equality Illinois values the input of our community partners, stakeholders, and donors in shaping the next 5 years of our vital LGBTQ civil rights work. Please help us advance our mission of building a future rooted in social justice for all Illinoisans.

EI Blog

Blog | October 22, 2021

“Immigration is an LGBTQ issue. There are an estimated 1.3 million LGBTQ immigrants in the United States and more than 22% of are undocumented. There are approximately 128,500 same-sex binational couples that include at least one foreign born partner/spouse. In addition, the U.S. is a destination for LGBTQ asylum seekers who come seeking safety and fleeing persecution or death based on their sexual or gender identity.”

Read more from EI’s Deputy Director Mony Ruiz-Velasco on EI’s Blog