Myles Brady Davis

Restore Voting Rights for LGBTQ Incarcerated People

LGBTQ people who are caught up in the criminal legal system face unique challenges, but they should not lose their right to vote and their ability to participate in democratic life. Tell your state legislators to vote YES for the Voting in Prisons Bill. Advanced by Chicago Votes, this bill would restore voting rights to people incarcerated in Illinois …

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EI Gala 2022

We are excited to announce that the Equality Illinois Gala is returning to the Hilton Chicago on February 5, 2022. Refer to the Save the Date above for more details. We can’t wait to see you in celebration and solidarity; it’s time to get back together, better than ever! a If you are interested in …

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Apply for our 2021- 2022 Community Advisory Group!

Apply for our 2021- 2022 Community Advisory Group! The Equality Illinois Community Advisory Group is a diverse cross-section of voices from across Illinois that informs the policy positions and initiatives we adopt and pursue in our work to secure and defend the equal and inclusive rights of LGBTQ Illinoisans. If you’re interested in serving on the group, go to the application …

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EI supports Cook County Gender-Inclusive Documents

Today, the Cook County Board’s Human Relations Committee will meet to consider Commissioner Kevin B. Morrison’s ordinance to make county forms and documents gender-inclusive. Read the written statement submitted by Myles Brady Davis, Press Secretary and Director of Communications, in support of the ordinance


Today is your last day to vote in local elections for important offices like school boards, city councils, and townships! You can vote until 7 p.m. If you are in line to vote at 7 p.m., stay in line. Find your voting location:

What a night!

Our 30th Anniversary Gala last Saturday was an incredible success.  Our deepest appreciation goes out to our sponsors, host committee members, and all our guests who joined us for the celebration!  Because of their generosity of spirit, we raised the funds Equality Illinois needs year round to fight for the civil rights of LGBTQ Illinoisans! If …

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So many Champions!

Today we are able to do more for LGBTQ+ Illinoisans because our generous sponsors have stepped up to champion our community. We thank all of these organizations and companies for their continued support prioritizing LGBTQ+ communities all across Illinois. #EIGala

Black History Month

  Bayard Rustin (1912-1987) A master strategist and tireless activist, Bayard Rustin is best remembered as the organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, one of the largest nonviolent protests ever held in the United States. It took 8 weeks to organize the march and Rustin did it without cell phones, email, or social media. …

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Black History Month

Equality Illinois is proud to honor Black History Month by celebrating the contributions of the Black community to the LGBTQ liberation movement. Throughout February we will be recognizing Black heroes who have made contributions to the LGBTQ movement.

What’s for dinner during the Gala? We have some ideas!

The countdown to the big day is on! Enjoy the Gala on February 6 while supporting LGBTQ-owned restaurants with a special custom meal from your choice of Illinois restaurants. You can pre-order your Gala feast for delivery or pickup directly from Lady Gregory’s, The Birdcage or Wilde Chicago. We are proud to promote these LGBTQ businesses who need our …

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