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Legislative Update

 

BIG NEWS! On National Honor Our LGBTQ+ Elders Day(5/16/22), Governor JB Pritzker signed SB 3490 into law to disrupt disparities for LGBTQ+ older adults and older adults living with HIV. The new law creates the Illinois Commission on LGBTQ+ Aging; establishes an LGBTQ+ Older Adult Advocate within state government; and requires state-funded aging services providers to complete LGBTQ+ older adult awareness and competency training. Thank you, Governor Pritzker, State Senator Karina Villa and State Representative Lakesia Collins! SB 3490 was supported by the Illinois Department on AgingAARP of IllinoisAIDS Foundation ChicagoCenter on HalstedEquality IllinoisHoward Brown HealthPride Action TankSAGEGolden Rainbows of Illinois SouthPrairie Pride CoalitionChicago Bar Association, and many more organizations.