By Myles Brady Davis | December 8, 2021 | Comments Off on #BooksNotBans

a Equality Illinois joined with our partners Prairie Pride Coalition and the UP Center of Champaign County and over 400 other organizations, publishers, bookstores, and individuals to condemn the coordinated political attack on books (including LGBTQ-affirming texts) in schools across the country. We are seeing these attacks in Illinois schools and libraries. Every kid deserves …

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#GivingTuesday #GiveForEquality

By Myles Brady Davis | November 30, 2021 | Comments Off on #GivingTuesday #GiveForEquality

Happy Holidays! In this season of celebration and togetherness with family, many of our LGBTQ community remain under attack from anti-LGBTQ equality forces. In fact, just across the border in Ohio, bills are being presented to threaten the rights of trans youth to receive gender affirming healthcare and put at risk for discriminatory treatment in …

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TDOR 2021

By Myles Brady Davis | November 16, 2021 | Comments Off on TDOR 2021

A Join us for an incredible showcase of talented Trans performers this Trans Day of Remembrance, Resilience and Resistance!

EI 2022 Gala Program Book

By Myles Brady Davis | November 12, 2021 | Comments Off on EI 2022 Gala Program Book

We’re excited to return LIVE! to the Hilton for the 2022 Equality Illinois Gala on February 5. Promote your cause or business in this year’s Gala program book ad!  

Help shape the LGBTQ civil rights agenda

By Myles Brady Davis | November 10, 2021 | Comments Off on Help shape the LGBTQ civil rights agenda

Equality Illinois is starting the development of our next five-year Strategic Plan, which will go into effect July 2022. As part of this process, we are hosting virtual town halls and want to hear from YOU! Equality Illinois values the input of our community partners, stakeholders, and donors in shaping the next 5 years of our vital LGBTQ civil …

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EI Blog

By Myles Brady Davis | October 22, 2021 | Comments Off on EI Blog

“Immigration is an LGBTQ issue. There are an estimated 1.3 million LGBTQ immigrants in the United States and more than 22% of are undocumented. There are approximately 128,500 same-sex binational couples that include at least one foreign born partner/spouse. In addition, the U.S. is a destination for LGBTQ asylum seekers who come seeking safety and …

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