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EI’s 2020 Endorsed Candidates

Stay Informed | February 25, 2020

To achieve full, lived equality for all LGBTQ+ people, Equality Illinois is committed to endorsing and supporting pro-equality candidates who will fight for civil rights and social justice.

Equality Illinois proudly endorses the following candidates for the Illinois Primary Election on March 17, 2020.

EI Day of Action for Yoni Pizer for State Rep.!

Uncategorized | February 21, 2020

Join Equality Illinois and team Pizer for a day of action on Saturday, February 29th at 11:00 am! We will be knocking doors, making calls, and texting voters! 

Let’s get ready to hit the streets and tell voters why Yoni Pizer is the right choice to represent the 12th House District!

Feb 29, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Yoni Pizer HQ , 3221 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657, USA


Gala | February 2, 2020

Thank you so much for joining us at Saturday night’s historic Gala. We were honored to recognize Tracy Baim with our Freedom Award and the Rainbow Cafe with our Organization Award. Our deepest appreciation goes out to the sponsors, table hosts, volunteers, and inspiring speakers who all made the night so special.

Equality Illinois Director of Public Policy Michael Ziri joins Gov. JB Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot at the Equality Illinois Gala on Feb. 1, 2020

We hope you were inspired by the remarks by Gov. Pritzker and Mayor Lightfoot and by the path forward for Equality Illinois this upcoming year set out by CEO Brian C. Johnson.

Want to relive some of the magic or experience it if you were unable to make it to the Hilton Chicago? Check out our impact video HERE, and search the hashtag #EIGala on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more of the fun.


Gala Honors Tracy Baim and Rainbow Cafe

Gala | January 31, 2020

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker, Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and more than 70 other elected officials and candidates will be among the 1,500 participants at the Equality Illinois 2020 Gala on Saturday that will honor Rainbow Cafe of Carbondale, Illinois and Chicago Reader Publisher Tracy Baim. Some of the world’s most recognizable corporate and brand names are among the sponsors of the event, including presenting sponsor United Airlines.