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Frank: An Evening with Barney Frank

Event | February 25, 2015

Frank_eBlast_croppedAnnouncing Frank: An Evening with Barney Frank

Join Equality Illinois, Center on Halsted, The Book Stall, and Windy City Media Group on March 25 as we welcome former Congressman Barney Frank and hear him speak about his new memoir, Frank.

The evening will include a live interview and a Q&A with the audience all of which will be followed by a book signing with Mr. Frank. Seating is limited. Reserve yours today.


EQILPAC Endorses Mayor Emanuel

Elections | February 16, 2015

EQILPAC Municipal Elections 2015The Equality Illinois Political Action Committee (Equality Illinois PAC) is endorsing the re-election of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the February 24 municipal election. The Equality Illinois PAC also endorses the re-election of four incumbent LGBT aldermen in Chicago and Springfield.

“Mayor Emanuel has been a leader on LGBT issues in Chicago, and that’s why he’s the choice of Equality Illinois PAC,” said Bernard Cherkasov, CEO of Equality Illinois.

“He has led the city forward and ensured Chicago is welcoming to LGBT families, seniors, workers, and immigrants. Mayor Emanuel was also a crucial ally in our successful fight for the freedom to marry in Illinois.”


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Gala | February 15, 2015


Celebrating Valentine’s Day

Gala | February 14, 2015

Valentine's Day 2015Happy Valentine’s Day from Equality Illinois.

We’re excited to be celebrating tonight at the 2015 Equality Illinois Gala at the Hilton Chicago Hotel.  With the gala falling this year on Valentine’s Day, we highlight the significance that this first full year of ‪marriage equality holds for LGBT Illinoisans.

Valentine’s Day used to be a day of dread for many LGBT people and their families, who often felt uncomfortable displaying their true feelings in public. On this Valentine’s Day, the Equality Illinois Gala will fill two hotel ballrooms and make an emphatic public statement that “Love is Love.”