Archive for the ‘Benefits Equality Illinois’ Category

 

Two blockbuster Broadway shows benefit Equality Illinois

September 12, 2017

Performances of two blockbuster Broadway shows coming to Chicago this fall will benefit the ongoing LGBTQ civil rights work of Equality Illinois.

Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boubil and Claude-Michel Schonberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables, direct from an acclaimed two-and-a-half-year return to Broadway.

Equality Illinois benefits from Les Misérables tickets sold for the performance on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago.

LES MISERABLES TICKETS

Wicked, Chicago’s most popular musical, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz… but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another girl, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships… until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”

Equality Illinois benefits from Wicked tickets for  for the performance on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago.

WICKED TICKETS

 

Pride Kickoff Brunch

May 25, 2017

Equality Illinois is pleased to announce that Illinois Comptroller Susana A. Mendoza, an advocate for LGBTQ Illinoisans, will join us as a guest speaker at our Pride Kickoff Brunch taking place on Sunday, June 4.

We are also proud to recognize Kelly Suzanne Saulsberry, Director of Policy & Outreach for the Chicago Commission on Human Relations (CCHR), with the 2017 Community Pride Award Recipient that will be presented at the brunch.

Entertainment at the brunch will be provided by DJ Tjaye, exclusive DJ for Oscar/Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson.

With cocktail stations, tasty brunch items and a casual setting, come join us at the innovative space Life Creative for a fun afternoon.

INFORMATION AND TICKETS

 

Be Visible, Be Powerful – Build LGBTQ Leadership

May 16, 2017

Before joining Equality Illinois, our Mike Ziri served as an out elected official in Springfield, where he learned about the importance of public officials being visible and proud and what that means to advancing equality and inclusion for LGBTQ people. Because when we are visible, we are POWERFUL!

Now there is a bill before the General Assembly that would bring more visibility to LGBTQ Illinoisans in public service and create a pipeline for future out and proud elected and appointed officials. Mike, our chief advocate, is lobbying lawmakers to pass the bill, Senate Bill 1670, this month. Please contribute to help Mike in this advocacy work.

Your donation of $10, $25, $50, or $100 contributes to our lobbying work in Springfield. Or, become a monthly sustaining contributor? Please consider giving today.

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Be visible. Be POWERFUL!

May 4, 2017

Equality Illinois needs your help so LGBTQ Illinoisans can be visible and powerful. With the help of supporters like you, our team has spent much of this year working on issues in Springfield and across the state.

Can you please help support this work by making a one-time donation of $10, $25, $50, or $100? Or, become a monthly sustaining contributor?

Our advocacy work became immensely more challenging when Donald Trump won the presidency. Not only do we face a blatantly anti-LGBTQ administration, but his victory has emboldened forces that oppose fairness and justice for LGBTQ Americans.

We have to make sure Illinois remains a leader for LGBTQ rights and that our office-holders remain responsive to your needs. We must be visible. We must be POWERFUL. Your contribution helps Equality Illinois in this vital work.