Anthony Charles Galloway, Equality Illinois’ Director of Civic Engagement, is an East St. Louis, IL, native with experiences as an artist, social entrepreneur, fundraiser, and activist; in fact, he says he really can’t tell them all apart.
For the past 17 years, Anthony has worked with community based organizations across the country in training public health professionals on evidence based interventions, implementing High Impact sexual health programs, and providing programmatic technical assistance to not for profit organizations
In 2006, Anthony was featured in the award-winning documentary “Coals Under Pressure” documenting the lives of black queer men. After moving to Chicago in 2007, he founded No Wire Hangers Inc., a social enterprise aimed at highlighting the assets of the Black Queer experience in Chicago. Anthony is the former Director of Strategy and Implementation for Step Up. Get Tested, a countywide HIV/Hepatitis-C campaign. In 2004 at the age of 23, Anthony was the recipient of the Creating Change Award by the National LGBTQ Task Force, a recipient of the 30 under 30 honor by the Windy City Times and the 2017 Bright Horizons honoree from Planned Parenthood.