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Equality Illinois 2019 Gala

About Us Equality Illinois Event Gala | December 13, 2018

Now is the time to LOCK in your tickets and seating for the largest LGBTQ equality event in the Midwest and one of the largest in the country!

WE invite YOU to Equality Illinois’ 2019 Gala presented by United Airlines and hosted by Hilton Chicago taking place Feb 2, 2019.

This year’s Gala is chaired by community leader Nabeela Rasheed, and is on track to be one of our most successful and vibrant yet!  Each year we award inspirational leaders and organizations whose selfless work helps create a world that is healthy, just and fully equal for all LGBTQ people. This year we will celebrate and honor Channyn Lynne Parker, Danny Wirtz, and the Illinois AFL-CIO.


Community Event | December 13, 2018

State Rep. Anna Moeller hosts an LGBTQ Policy Forum with Equality Illinois, the state’s civil rights organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Illinoisans.

LGBTQ people are part of the fabric of the State of Illinois, where our pro-equality laws reflect our state’s values of inclusion, fairness, and the freedom to be who you are and love who you love without burden or discrimination. Yet, there is still significant work to be done. At this forum with Rep. Moeller and the team from Equality Illinois, learn about (1) the legal landscape in Illinois, (2) policy actions by the Trump Administration that impact the lives of LGBTQ people and families, and (3) how you can take action for LGBTQ-affirming change.

Rep. Moeller is the chief House sponsor of the Inclusive Curriculum Bill (SB 3249) during the 100th General Assembly (2017-18). The bill will ensure the contributions of LGBTQ people are included in the U.S. history curriculum taught in Illinois public schools.


About Us Capitol Club | December 11, 2018


The Capitol Club is the premier donor group and the backbone of Equality Illinois. As a donor, you are investing in the vital work of Equality Illinois–statewide campaigns that promote fair treatment for LGBTQ citizens of Illinois. Your membership in the Capitol Club is a partnership with Equality Illinois and an investment in our joint fight for equality.

As a Capitol Club member, you have unique access to the decision makers within Equality Illinois. You’ll receive exclusive informational updates, access to private events throughout the year, and opportunities for discounts on Equality Illinois’ annual Gala and other events and activities. The Capitol Club is much more than a donor group. It is a nucleus of support, influence and leadership that works relentlessly for equitable change.

You may opt to make your Capitol Club contribution through a convenient quarterly or monthly payment plan. All Capital Club contributions benefit the Equality Illinois Institute, our 501(c)(3) organization, and are fully tax-deductible as provided by law. Capitol Club memberships are automatically renewed annually.

LGBTQ Forum with the Chicago Mayoral Candidates

Community Event Stay Informed | December 10, 2018

With the civil rights of LGBTQ Americans under attack by the Trump Administration and the urgent need to continue our pro-equality progress in the City of Chicago, LGBTQ Chicagoans need to know where the candidates for mayor stand on the many issues of interest and importance to our lives.

LGBTQ community organizations Affinity Community Services, the Association of Latinos/as Motivating Action, the Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus, the Equality Illinois Institute, the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois, Pride Action Tank, and the Windy City Times are hosting the LGBTQ Forum with the Mayoral Candidates at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 19, 2019, at the Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Avenue, in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood. The mayoral election is on Tuesday, February 26, 2019.

Please join us at this important public forum. To attend, please RSVP by clicking on the register button.