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EI 2022 Gala COVID Safety Protocol

Equality Illinois Event Gala | January 25, 2022

The 2022 Gala is coming up! We have strengthened our protocols to keep you safe.

According to City mandate, the Hilton must also independently verify proof of ID alongside the proof of vaccination. In order to streamline that process and fulfill those requirements, we are no longer planning on using the Clear App, but instead partnering with the Hilton to implement a one step check in process during which all guests must provide physical or digital copies of the following three documents:

  1. Photo ID
  2. Proof of vaccination (either physical copy or digital copy)
  3. Proof of negative test results (any form of test, either physical copy or digital copy)


If you’re joining us, please make sure that you are prepared to meet these requirements. If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, you can do so by clicking HERE.


Gala | January 11, 2022

Equality Illinois is excited to offer you a chance to win TWO Round-Trip, Business/First ZN Class tickets to any destination that United Airlines serves between US48/Alaska/Canada/Caribbean/Mexico/Central America on United and United Express. Prize is valued at $6,050!

You can purchase raffle tickets online until Friday, February 4, 2022, 9AM CT. For every one raffle ticket you purchase, your name is entered once for a chance to win. The raffle drawing will be held at the Gala, but you need not be present to win.



Donate | December 16, 2021


During this season of generosity and gift-giving, so many LGBTQ Illinoisans still don’t earn a living wage.

Can you #GiveForEquality today to support Equality Illinois’ efforts to secure a better future for the LGBTQ community in Illinois?

During this holiday season, we are asking 200 LGBTQ and allied supporters to make a small gift toward advancing our equality. 

With a donation of as little as $10, $25, or $50, you can help ensure that our critical work on the path to equality for all continues.



PS: To share your support and encourage others to join the cause, post on any social media platform using the hashtags #GiveForEquality and #EqualityIllinoisHoliday


Donate | December 13, 2021

It doesn’t take much to make a big difference for LGBTQ kids. #GiveForEquality today!