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Legislative Update

BIG NEWS! On National Honor Our LGBTQ+ Elders Day(5/16/22), Governor JB Pritzker signed SB 3490 into law to disrupt disparities for LGBTQ+ older adults and older adults living with HIV. The new law creates the Illinois Commission on LGBTQ+ Aging; establishes an LGBTQ+ Older Adult Advocate within state government; and requires state-funded aging services providers to complete LGBTQ+ older adult awareness and competency training. Thank you, Governor Pritzker, State Senator Karina Villa and State Representative Lakesia Collins! SB 3490 was supported by the Illinois Department on AgingAARP of IllinoisAIDS Foundation ChicagoCenter on HalstedEquality IllinoisHoward Brown HealthPride Action TankSAGEGolden Rainbows of Illinois SouthPrairie Pride CoalitionChicago Bar Association, and many more organizations.

 

 

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Equality Illinois 2022 Pride Kickoff Brunch

Benefits Equality Illinois Equality Illinois Event | May 16, 2022

Equality Illinois is hosting a Pride Kickoff Brunch June 4th and we hope you will join us in supporting them! This year our honoree will be Illinois House Majority Leader Greg Harris, the first LGBTQ+ person to serve as a legislative leader in the Illinois General Assembly.

 We hope to see you there!

Network for Equality

Equality Illinois Event | April 6, 2022

We are excited that Network for Equality – our premier LGBTQ+ networking event – is BACK Tuesday, April 26, 2022. Can I count on you to buy a ticket to this impactful LGBTQ networking event?

 

Legislative Update

Breaking News | April 6, 2022

BIG NEWS! On National Honor Our LGBTQ+ Elders Day(5/16/22), Governor JB Pritzker signed SB 3490 into law to disrupt disparities for LGBTQ+ older adults and older adults living with HIV. The new law creates the Illinois Commission on LGBTQ+ Aging; establishes an LGBTQ+ Older Adult Advocate within state government; and requires state-funded aging services providers to complete LGBTQ+ older adult awareness and competency training. Thank you, Governor Pritzker, State Senator Karina Villa and State Representative Lakesia Collins! SB 3490 was supported by the Illinois Department on AgingAARP of IllinoisAIDS Foundation ChicagoCenter on HalstedEquality IllinoisHoward Brown HealthPride Action TankSAGEGolden Rainbows of Illinois SouthPrairie Pride CoalitionChicago Bar Association, and many more organizations.

 

Illinois Standing for Queer and Trans Communities

Community Event | March 28, 2022

Join us Monday, March 28th at 5:30pm in Federal Plaza.

Equality Illinois and other community partners stand for queer and trans communities in the face of anti-trans and anti-LTBTQ actions in states like TX, IN and FL and violence here in Chicago.