The TransLife Center of Chicago House is the recipient of the 2015 Equality Illinois Freedom Award for providing critical services to transgender Illinoisans.
In announcing the recognition on Wednesday, Bernard Cherkasov, CEO of Equality Illinois, said, “The TransLife Center demonstrates remarkable vision, courage, and leadership in the effort to achieve full equality for transgender people in Illinois. For transgender individuals impacted by poverty, homelessness, and health issues, the TransLife Center provides critical, life-changing services.”
The Freedom Award will be made at the 2015 Equality Illinois Gala on February 14, 2015 in the Hilton Chicago. The gala is annually the largest LGBT formal event in the Midwest. The theme of the gala this year is “love is love is love” in honor of Valentine’s Day.