Press Releases

 
2017 PRESS RELEASES

Equality Illinois Supports Protecting Women’s Reproductive Freedom
Feb. 14, 2017

Equality Illinois 2017 Legislative Agenda Advances LGBTQ Civil Rights
Feb. 13, 2017

Modernizing State Birth Certificate Law Will Help Transgender Illinoisans
Feb. 1, 2017

Equality Illinois 2017 Gala to Offer Vision for LGBTQ Rights During Challenging Times
Jan. 31, 2017

Coalition Statement Against Discriminatory Legislation Targeting Transgender Students in Illinois
Jan. 27, 2017

Equality Illinois Denounces New Attempt to Attack LGBTQ Illinoisans
Jan. 12, 2017

2016 PRESS RELEASES

Trump-Pence Create Grave Concerns Among LGBTQ Illinoisans
Dec. 29, 2016

Equality Honors Mona Noriega and Terry Cosgrove with Freedom Awards
Dec. 12, 2016

Equality Illinois Announces Statewide Community Advisory Group
Dec. 5, 2016

Illinois Forum to Discuss LGBTQ Fears from a Trump Presidency
Nov. 18, 2016

Equality Illinois Honors Lurie Children’s Hospital with Business Leadership Award
Nov. 17, 2016

Equality Illinois Condemns Attempt to Undermine Youth Protections
August 11, 2016

Equality Illinois Applauds Attorney General Lisa Madigan for Brief Supporting Transgender Illinoisans
July 27, 2016

Trump VP Pick Callously Disregards LGBT Americans
July 15, 2016

New Law Clinic Will Assist Transgender Illinoisans
June 30, 2016

Chicago City Council Stands Up for Transgender People
June 22, 2016

Statement, Vigils in Wake of Orlando Shooting
June 12, 2016

New Equality Illinois CEO to Launch Statewide Listening Tour
June 1, 2016

Legislation Ensuring LGBT Pension Fairness Sent to Governor
May 31, 2016

Equality Illinois Commends Chicago Leaders for Acting Against Discrimination
May 18, 2016

EqualityCon 2016 to Hear From Equality Act Chief Sponsor
May 11, 2016

Equality Illinois Applauds Chicago Schools Policies for Transgender
and Gender-Nonconforming Students and Adults
May 3, 2016

Equality Illinois Names Brian C. Johnson as CEO
April 25, 2016

Gov. Rauner and Legislators Meet with Transgender Illinoisans
April 15, 2016

On LGBT Advocacy Day, Citizens Urge Support for Transgender Illinoisans and State-Funded Services
April 13, 2016

Equality Illinois Calls for Prompt Consideration of Court Nominee
March 6, 2016

Equality Illinois Offers Robust 2016 Legislative Agenda
February 19, 2016

Equality Illinois Hosts Financial Education Fair
February 9, 2016

Nancy Pelosi Headlines Saturday’s 25th Anniversary Gala
February 5, 2016

Joint Statement on Stopping Discrimination Against Transgender Students
January 22, 2016

J.B. Pritzker Chairs Equality Illinois 25th Anniversary Gala
January 21, 2016

Equality Illinois CEO Bernard Cherkasov Steps Down Later This Year
January 21, 2016

Sen. Mark Kirk Endorses the Equality Act
January 20, 2016

Equality Illinois Denounces Discriminatory Legislation That Stigmatizes Transgender Students
January 20, 2016

Equality Illinois Applauds Rep. Dold, First Republican to Endorse Equality Act
January 15, 2016

New Look, Enduring Commitment Mark Equality Illinois’ 25th Anniversary Rebranding
January 14, 2016

Equality Illinois PAC Hosts Pat Quinn To Support Pro-Equality Candidates
January 4, 2016

2015 PRESS RELEASES

Equality Illinois Business Leadership Award Honors Mariano’s
December 18, 2016

Palatine Dispute  Highlights Discrimination Faced by Transgender Students
December 7, 2015

‘I Am A Refugee’
November 19, 2015

Equality Illinois Freedom Award Honors Nancy Pelosi
November 17, 2015

Equality Illinois Political Action Committee Hosts David Axelrod
November 6, 2015

Leaders Discuss Ongoing Fight for LGBT Rights in a Marriage Equality World
October 31, 2015

New Equality Illinois Springfield Office and Central Illinois Advocate
October 13, 2015

LGBT Consumers and Public Accommodation Law
October 6, 2015

Mourning Rep. Golar
September 21, 2015

Equality Illinois Expands Statewide Strategy
August 29, 2015

White Sox, Equality Illinois Continue LGBT Pride Night Tradition
August 25, 2015

New Protections for LGBT Youth and Gender Identity Become Law in Illinois
August 20, 2015

LGBT Equality Institute in Springfield Welcomes Experts and Grassroots Activists
August 7, 2015

Historic Equality Act Needed to Protect LGBT Americans
July 23, 2015

Enhanced Hate Crimes Protections Become Law in Illinois
July 20, 2015

Equality Illinois Honors 42 Law Firms for Commitment to Diversity
July 15, 2015

Durbin and Kirk Lead Illinois Support to Protect LGBT Youth
July 11, 2015

Corporate Social Responsibility and LGBT Equality: A Program to Build an Inclusive Workplace Culture
July 8, 2015

Equality Illinois Alarmed at Failure to Pass State Budget
July 1, 2015

Celebrate Marriage Victory But Remember Ongoing Challenges
June 26, 2015

Gerber House Named a National Historic Landmark
June 19, 2015

More Than 10,000 Same-sex Couples Wed in Illinois Await Supreme Court Decision
June 17, 2015

Conversion Therapy Restrictions Bill Sent to Gov. Rauner
May 29, 2015

“Remembering the Pink Triangle” Commemoration Honors the Homosexual Victims of Nazism
May 27, 2015

Enhanced LGBT Hate Crimes Protections Sent to Gov. Rauner
May 20, 2015

Protecting LGBT Youth Bill Passes House
May 19, 2015

Significant LGBT Victories in 2015 Municipal Elections
April 8, 2015

Supreme Court Marriage Cases Important to Illinois Couples
April 24, 2015

Advocates Urge Support for LGBT Youth and State Services
April 15, 2015

Illinois Laws Against LGBT Discrimination Provide Balance to Religious Freedom Standards
March 28, 2015

LGBT Advocacy Day Will Reach Out to Legislators
March 26, 2015

Gov. Rauner Makes Commitment to LGBT Illinoisans After Meeting Leaders
March 20, 2015

Equality Illinois Denounces Confirmation of James Meeks as Chair of Illinois Board of Education
March 19, 2015

Illinois Mental Health Experts Support Ban on Conversion Therapy
March 17, 2015

Equality Institute Welcomes Amanda Simpson, First Transgender Presidential Appointee
March 13, 2015

EQILPAC Urges Runoff Voters to Support Mayor Emanuel
March 12, 2015

Coalition Against Conversion Therapy Launches Online Petition
March 6, 2015

EQILPAC Endorses Mayor Emanuel and Four Incumbent LGBT Aldermen for Re-Election
February 16, 2015

Largest Midwest LGBT Gala Honors Bi-Partisan Leaders
February 13, 3015

Equality Illinois Applauds Appointment of LGBT Rights Diplomat
February 5, 2015

Robust Business Support Backs Equality Illinois Work
February 4, 2015

Equality Illinois Honors Entertainer Lea DeLaria with Freedom Award
January 23, 2015

Equality Illinois Launches Initiative to Ban Conversion Therapy
January 20, 2015

Equality Illinois Welcomes Supreme Court Order to Hear Marriage Cases
January 16, 2015

Equality Illinois Recognizes Grosvenor Capital with Business Leadership Award
January 15, 2015

Equality Illinois Releases New Adoption Guide for Prospective LGBT Parents
January 14, 2015

Equality Illinois Offers Rauner Cooperation; Slams Meeks Appointment

January 11, 2015

Equality Illinois Names Policy Director, Development Associate
January 9, 2015

Previous Years Press Releases
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2014 PRESS RELEASES

 

Remembering Rep. Mulligan
December 31, 2014

Equality Illinois Honors TransLife Center of Chicago House with Freedom Award
December 17, 2014

Equality Illinois Calls for Resignation of School Board Member
December 11, 2014

Equality Illinois Remembers Judy Baar Topinka
December 10, 2014

2015 Equality Illinois Gala Celebrates Valentine’s Day; Gala Co-Chairs Are Mariterese and Patrick Balthrop
December 9, 2014

Equality Illinois Mourns the Passing of Mayor Jane Byrne
November 14, 2014

Midwest LGBT Leaders Plan Next Steps in Chicago Meeting
November 7, 2014

In Victory, Rauner  Needs to Serve All Illinoisans
November 5, 2014

Significant Wins Scored in General Election for LGBT Illinoisans
November 5, 2014

Equality Illinois Condemns Rauner for Anti-LGBT, Anti-Women Tactic
October 31, 2014

Equality Illinois Spends $600,000 Helping Candidates and Passing Marriage
October 29, 2014

The Stars Come Out for “Night of 100 Drag Queens”
October 23, 2014

New Equality Illinois Chairs Spearhead Ambitious Agenda for LGBT Rights

October 20, 2014

Documentary Responds to Homophobic Reactions to Equality Illinois Out at the Sox Game 
October 17, 2014

Equality Illinois PAC Makes Legislative Endorsements
October 13, 2014

Equality Illinois PAC Makes Bipartisan Endorsements in Statewide Races
October 7, 2014

Supreme Court Decision Demonstrates Rauner’s Wrong-Headed Stand on Marriage

October 6, 2014

Dining Out for Equality Funds Fight for LGBT Equality
October 1, 2014

Equality Illinois PAC Endorses Re-election of Gov. Pat Quinn
September 23, 2014

Rauner: Follow Court Marriage Equality Ruling
September 4, 2014

National Campaign for Marriage Equality Returns to Midwest
August 20, 2104

White Sox, Equality Illinois Continue Pride Game Tradition
August 11, 2014

Equality Illinois Honors 41 Law Firms for Commitment to Diversity
August 6, 2014

Equality Illinois Statement on Bruce Rauner-Chris Christie Fundraiser
July 25, 2014

White House Executive Orders Protect LGBT Workers
July 21, 2014

5,000 Couples Now Enjoying Marriage Equality in Illinois
July 9, 2014

Equality Illinois Asks President: No Broad Religious Exemption in Executive Order
July 8, 2014

Pass ENDA Without Broad Religious Exemptions
June 5, 2014

Equality Illinois Tribute Brunch to Salute Quinn, Emanuel and other leaders
June 3, 2014

LGBT Leaders and Allies Call Out Bruce Rauner On His Opposition to Marriage Equality
June 1, 2014

Couples and Counties Preparing Statewide for Marriage Equality
May 14, 2014

Equality Illinois Urges State Senate to Pass Anti-bullying Bill
May 13, 2014

Challenge Brunei’s Murderous Anti-Gay Policy During Ambassador’s Chicago Visit
May 7, 2014

EQIL Lists Hundreds of Clergy Who Perform Same-Sex Marriages
April 24, 2014

Equality Illinois to Continue Push on ‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban
April 11, 2014

Celebration of Marriage Equality at MCA Chicago
March 28, 2014

Equality Illinois to Host LGBT Equality Institute
March 26, 2014

Committee Passes Conversion Therapy Ban
March 26, 2014

Illinois Primary Advances Equality
March 19, 2014

Equality Illinois PAC Puts $150,000 into Campaign to Support Pro-Marriage Candidates
March 13, 2014

Equality Illinois Condemns Taxi Publication for Homophobic and Anti-Women Rhetoric
March 11, 2014

Madigan Letter Green Lights Marriage in All Counties
March 4, 2014

Central Illinois County To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses
February 26, 2014

Equality Illinois Seeks Immediate State Marriage Equality After Court Ruling
February 23, 2014

Equality Illinois Lauds Marriage Ruling But Warns of Ongoing Attacks
February 21, 2014

EQIL Confers Freedom Award on U.S. Senator Mark Kirk
January 27, 2014

State Farm Earns EQIL Freedom Award
January 24, 2014

United Becomes Exclusive Airline for Equality Illinois
January 15, 2014

Equality Illinois Honors Chicago Filmmaker Lana Wachowski
January 14, 2014

Randy Hannig to Leave Role as Equality Illinois Public Policy Director
January 14, 2014

Equality Illinois Issues Guide to Changing Name and Gender Marker
January 7, 2014