April 17, 2017
On Tuesday, April 25, thousands of people, including LGBTQ Illinoisans, will come together as Illinois Women March on Springfield and take action for civil rights and a responsible budget. Equality Illinois is proud to be a coalition partner for this inspiring and impactful event. Please join us!
We will rally and lobby for legislative initiatives and budget priorities that affirm all Illinoisans, including LGBTQ people, people of color, women, immigrants, refugees, and people with disabilities.
Surrounded by pro-fairness allies from across the state, April 25 will be a great opportunity to talk with legislators about important progressive initiatives such as the birth certificate modernization bill (HB 1785), the LGBTQ panic defense ban (SB 1761), the Immigration Safe Zones Act (HB 426), and legislation protecting access to safe and legal reproductive healthcare in Illinois (HB 40).
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January 16, 2017
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, there is no more fitting thought at this time in our history than the inscription written on the side of his memorial in Washington, DC: “Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.” Equality Illinois joins the nation today in pausing to remember Dr. King.
November 24, 2016
Equality Illinois wishes you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving, as we also look ahead to the challenging work we must do together in Illinois and throughout the U.S. to make sure everyone has a place at the table.
November 16, 2016
Announcing the POST-ELECTION ACTION FORUM-An LGBTQ response to the Trump presidency
Join us on Monday, Nov. 28 to:
1. Discuss the protections that are at risk for LGBTQ Americans
2. Learn how the LGBTQ community and other groups are responding
3. Find opportunities to take action and volunteer
Event Co-Sponsors: Equality Illinois, Lake View Presbyterian Church, Howard Brown Health, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Test Positive Aware Network, Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus, Chicago House, Black Treatment Advocates Network, Association of Latinos/as Motivating Action, Center on Halsted, Pride Action Tank, Affinity, Puerto Rican Cultural Center (Vida/SIDA), Planned Parenthood of Illinois, Brothers Health Collective
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June 13, 2016
Vigils in memory of the victims of the Orlando massacre at the Pulse nightclub and in solidarity with the LGBT community continue this week. If you know of a ceremony in your area, please email us at email@example.com, and we’ll add it to this list:
Joliet – 7:00 p.m. at E Jefferson and Power Alley
Charleston – 7:30 p.m. at the Coles County Courthouse, 653 Jackson Ave.
Berwyn – 8 p.m. at Serenity Park, 26th Street at Wesley
Elgin – 8:30 p.m. in the plaza behind Elgin City Hall, 150 Dexter Court