Myles Brady Davis


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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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As the Illinois General Assembly navigates the remaining 24 hours of the 101st General Assembly in Springfield, Equality Illinois applauds the bold leadership of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus in their work to eliminate systemic racism and advance long overdue and long delayed equity and justice for Black Illinoisans, including Black LGBTQ Illinoisans. We know …

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Equality Illinois 30th Anniversary Virtual Gala Trailer!

On February 6th, Equality Illinois is hosting our 30th Anniversary Virtual Gala, presented by Molson Coors Beverage Company. Called the “who’s who of Illinois politics” by ABC News, the Equality Illinois Annual Gala is one of the preeminent LGBTQ equality events in the country. This year’s historic virtual gala promises an evening of entertainment, fun, and nostalgia. …

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Equality Illinois 30th Anniversary Gala Silent Auction

A villa in Tuscany!  A trip to the Grammys!  A private Sing-A-Long with a Broadway Star! Equality Illinois 30th Anniversary Gala Silent Auction is open! The silent auction will remain open until the end of the Gala on February 6, 2021, 8PM Central time. If you are the winning bidder, your credit card will be automatically …

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Your Chance to Win a Luxury Vacation in Bali!

Equality Illinois is excited to offer you a chance to win a luxury vacation: Private Villa in Bali! Getaway to a one-of-a-kind villa in magical Bali, the most famous island in Indonesia, which blends breathtaking mountain scenery and beautiful beaches with warm friendly people, and vibrant culture! You can purchase raffle tickets online at 2021 Gala Raffle until …

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Equality Illinois 30th Anniversary Gala

We are excited to announce Molson Coors as the Presenting Sponsor for the Equality Illinois 30th Anniversary Gala. For over a decade Molson Coors has been one of the staunchest supporters of Equality Illinois.  Our work advancing LGBTQ full equality in Illinois has been made stronger with Molson Coors in our corner.  Additionally, for the past seventeen consecutive years, Molson …

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