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Illinois Equality Council

Uncategorized | August 14, 2019

Annual Conference

October 15, 2019
Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan

The Illinois Equality Council is a collection of Illinois businesses who champion LGBTQ equality in the workplace and beyond

The Annual Convening of the Illinois Equality Council is an opportunity for members to network with like minded champions, engage in professional development, and connect with senior Illinois leaders.

Click HERE to learn more about the Illinois Equality Council.

REGISTRATION

ABOUT US: Equality Illinois is a nonprofit 501c4 organization that seeks to build a better Illinois by educating and advocating on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) equality. Founded in 1991, Equality Illinois is the only statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization In Illinois and one of the largest state-based LGBTQ equality organizations in the country. In the past year alone, our work and our leadership has been highlighted in The Washington Post, USA Today, L.A. Times, Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times, and on NBC 5, Fox, and CNN.

Illinois Equality Council

Uncategorized | August 13, 2019

Equality Illinois values the roles Illinois businesses have played in advancing LGBTQ equality. From their support of marriage equality to their opposition to anti-LGBTQ public policies, many Illinois businesses have been leaders in promoting LGBTQ equality in the workplace and beyond.

To honor this commitment, Equality Illinois has launched the Illinois Equality Council to allow businesses the opportunity to deepen their commitment to LGBTQ equality and to promote their support of LGBTQ equality more broadly.

ILLINOIS EQUALITY COUNCIL
2019-2020
Membership List (as of 8/12/2019)


MEMBERS

Akerman LLP

BMO Harris Bank

Breakthru Beverage

Celebrity Cruises

Chapman and Cutler

Clark Hill PLC

DLA Piper LLP (US)

Exelon

GCM Grosvenor

Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP

Kirkland Ellis LLP

Lowis & Gellen LLP

McDermott Will and Emery LLP

MillerCoors

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

Perkins Coie

Revel

Schiff Hardin

Seyfarth Shaw

Shimmy Braun at Guaranteed Rate

Sidley Austin LLP

Skadden, Aarps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Takeda

Tawani Foundation

Wintrust

The Annual Program run October 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020. To learn more or join, download the commitment form, register online, or contact Myles Brady Davis at mylesbradydavis@eqil.org.

ABOUT US: Equality Illinois is a nonprofit 501c4 organization that seeks to build a better Illinois by educating and advocating on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) equality. Founded in 1991, Equality Illinois is the only statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization In Illinois and one of the largest state-based LGBTQ equality organizations in the country. In the past year alone, our work and our leadership has been highlighted in The Washington Post, USA Today, L.A. Times, Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times, and on NBC 5, Fox, and CNN.

THE INCLUSIVE CURRICULUM BILL

Breaking News in Illinois Stay Informed | August 11, 2019

Starting with the 2020-21 school year, students in Illinois public schools will learn about LGBTQ contributions in history. The Inclusive Curriculum Bill is the initiative of Equality Illinois, the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance, and The Legacy Project!

Thank you to our fierce legislative champions, State Representative Anna Moeller, 43rd District and State Senator Heather Steans!

Thank you to our amazing partners, the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance and the Legacy Project!

Illinois Equal Restroom Access Bill

News Stay Informed | July 31, 2019

The Illinois Equal Restroom Access Bill is now law!

The Equitable Restroom Access Bill will require that all single occupancy restrooms in public accommodations and public buildings in the state be gender-neutral.  This will provide trans and gender non-conforming Illinoisans, parents of opposite gender children, seniors with opposite gender caregivers, a safer and more affirming experience!  

Thank you to Governor JB Pritzker for signing SB 556 and to Senator Melinda Bush and State Representative Sam Yingling for leading the charge in the Illinois General Assembly.

Special thanks to our partners at the Chicago Restroom Access Project for their leadership in developing public policy regarding conversion of gendered single-stall restrooms to all genders.