Illinois Equality Council


Equality Illinois values the roles Illinois businesses have played in advancing LGBTQ equality. From their support of marriage equality to their opposition to anti-LGBTQ public policies, many Illinois businesses have been leaders in promoting LGBTQ equality in the workplace and beyond.

To honor this commitment, Equality Illinois has launched the Illinois Equality Council to allow businesses the opportunity to deepen their commitment to LGBTQ equality and to promote their support of LGBTQ equality more broadly.

Membership List (as of 8/12/2019)


Akerman LLP

BMO Harris Bank

Breakthru Beverage

Celebrity Cruises

Chapman and Cutler

Clark Hill PLC

DLA Piper LLP (US)


GCM Grosvenor

Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP

Kirkland Ellis LLP

Lowis & Gellen LLP

McDermott Will and Emery LLP


Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

Perkins Coie


Schiff Hardin

Seyfarth Shaw

Shimmy Braun at Guaranteed Rate

Sidley Austin LLP

Skadden, Aarps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP


Tawani Foundation


The Annual Program run October 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020. To learn more or join, download the commitment form, register online, or contact Myles Brady Davis at

ABOUT US: Equality Illinois is a nonprofit 501c4 organization that seeks to build a better Illinois by educating and advocating on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) equality. Founded in 1991, Equality Illinois is the only statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization In Illinois and one of the largest state-based LGBTQ equality organizations in the country. In the past year alone, our work and our leadership has been highlighted in The Washington Post, USA Today, L.A. Times, Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times, and on NBC 5, Fox, and CNN.