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Tell Congress: Protect Dreamers

Immigration | January 16, 2018

Equality Illinois Action Alert – Tell your member of Congress it’s time to act and support a bipartisan permanent legislative solution and pass the Dream Act.

There are over 75,000 LGBTQ Dreamers in the United States.

Ending this program is very much a life-and-death decision for these LGBTQ Dreamers. They not only face expulsion from the only country they know as home; they also would suffer the terrifying likelihood of discrimination and violence after deportation to the country where they are sent because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. By Fighting Injustice

Anti-Discrimination Community Event | January 15, 2018

As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Equality Illinois honors his legacy and pledges to continue our fight for justice for LGBTQ Illinoisans and all who face inequality UNTIL WE’RE ALL EQUAL.

Women’s March Chicago: March to the Polls

Community Event | January 13, 2018

In one week, join the Women’s March Chicago: March to the Polls in Grant Park.

On January 20, women and allies will come together in downtown Chicago to celebrate the spirit of the resistance efforts over the past year and unite to focus on the 2018 elections and beyond.

The January 21, 2017 Chicago march and marches throughout Illinois were powerful. 250,000 women and allies showed up in Chicago to raise their voices for issues each of us hold dear. That historic day embodied the ongoing fight for women’s rights. Now, we march on!


Lock in your tickets for Feb. 3 Equality Illinois 2018 Gala

Gala | January 3, 2018

In less than a month, more than 1,200 LGBTQ Illinoisans and allies gather on Feb. 3 for the Equality Illinois 2018 Gala, the Midwest’s largest LGBTQ soirée.

Now is the time to lock in your tickets and seating at eqil.org/2018gala. The gala benefits the ongoing LGBTQ civil rights work of Equality Illinois.

The celebration at the Hilton Chicago Hotel includes honors for longtime LGBTQ activist Jim Bennett, Planned Parenthood of Illinois and transgender youth activist Jazz Jennings, the luxury silent auction, and dancing till midnight.