EI 2019 PRIDE MONTH KICKOFF BRUNCH

Equality Illinois Press Release
 

EQUALITY ILLINOIS 2019 PRIDE MONTH KICKOFF BRUNCH TO FEATURE CHICAGO MAYOR LIGHTFOOT
Victor Salvo and Rob Fojtik to be honored with 2019 Equality Illinois Community Pride Honors

CHICAGO – Equality Illinois will celebrate the launch of LGBTQ Pride Month with a brunch on Sunday, June 2 the Venue West, 221 N. Paulina St., Chicago.

More than 300 attendees, political figures and community VIPs are set to be in attendance. This Pride season the LGBTQ community will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York, and the roaring political rainbow wave that has swept the nation. State Representative Lamont Robinson and community leader Channyn Lynne Parker will serve as the Masters of Ceremony.

The Brunch will also feature an appearance and keynote address by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the first African American women and first queer person to serve in that executive role.

“Kicking off the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall riots that triggered our current LGBTQ Movement, Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s historic victory demonstrates how far as a community we have come. This is an undeniably proud moment for the LGBTQ community, which continues to break down barriers. Mayor Ligthfoot is a true champion of advancing justice and equality for LGBTQ people and all historically marginalized communities. We are thrilled that this year’s keynote speaker will be Mayor Lightfoot.” said Brian C. Johnson, CEO of Equality Illinois, the leading civil rights organization advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer Illinoisans.

Victor Salvo, Executive Director of The Legacy Project, and Robert Fojtik, who currently serves as an Advisor to Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, will be recognized at the Pride Brunch with the 2019 Equality Illinois Community Pride award.

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