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    NEW FOR 2015-2016

    The Equality Illinois
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LGBT History Month: Illinois Anti-Discrimination Law

Anti-Discrimination | October 8, 2015

History Month Meme - anti-discriminationLGBT 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.

Anti-Discrimination Laws

Take the LGBTQ Healthcare Survey

Health | October 5, 2015

Health surveyAcross 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.


Equality Illinois Marriage Planning Guide

Marriage & Civil Unions | September 30, 2015

Wedding Guide 2015 coverNow 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.

Marriage Guide

Standing with Planned Parenthood

Health | September 29, 2015

Planned Parenthood

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