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Gala | February 2, 2020

Thank you so much for joining us at Saturday night’s historic Gala. We were honored to recognize Tracy Baim with our Freedom Award and the Rainbow Cafe with our Organization Award. Our deepest appreciation goes out to the sponsors, table hosts, volunteers, and inspiring speakers who all made the night so special.

Equality Illinois Director of Public Policy Michael Ziri joins Gov. JB Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot at the Equality Illinois Gala on Feb. 1, 2020

We hope you were inspired by the remarks by Gov. Pritzker and Mayor Lightfoot and by the path forward for Equality Illinois this upcoming year set out by CEO Brian C. Johnson.

Want to relive some of the magic or experience it if you were unable to make it to the Hilton Chicago? Check out our impact video HERE, and search the hashtag #EIGala on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more of the fun.

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Gala Honors Tracy Baim and Rainbow Cafe

Gala | January 31, 2020

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker, Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and more than 70 other elected officials and candidates will be among the 1,500 participants at the Equality Illinois 2020 Gala on Saturday that will honor Rainbow Cafe of Carbondale, Illinois and Chicago Reader Publisher Tracy Baim. Some of the world’s most recognizable corporate and brand names are among the sponsors of the event, including presenting sponsor United Airlines.

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#TDOR 2019

News | November 20, 2019

Today we pause to remember the known and unknown Trans people around the world who have lost their lives to anti-trans violence. The majority of the known victims have been black and brown trans women.

Thoughts and prayers are not enough. We MUST stand firm and unite against bigotry, hatred, and prejudice!

Until we are all equal and safe to exist in the world without harm.

Community Advisory Group

Uncategorized | November 4, 2019

Meet the 2019-2020 Equality Illinois Community Advisory Group!

The Community Advisory Group contributes to Equality Illinois’ understanding of the many issues that LGBTQ Illinoisans experience every day. And, at a time when many LGBTQ individuals are feeling isolated, anxious, and frustrated about policymaking, Equality Illinois is dedicated to ensuring our policy agenda is developed through the consistent and ongoing engagement of many voices, perspectives, and lived experiences.