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Fahrenheit Chicago- 2019 Speaker Series

April 12, 2019

In a town hall style format, Equality Illinois’ Director of Civic Engagement, Anthony Galloway will engage State Representative Lamont J. Robinson on a host of issues. State Rep. Robinson will discuss his election as the state’s first LGBTQ person of color elected to the state’s legislature and what that means moving forward for LGBTQ people of color.

Please join the Honorable Lamont J. Robinson, Fahrenheit Chicago and Equality Illinois for this conversation.

Refreshments will be provided.

We hope to see you there!

Questions: Email Anthony Galloway, Equality Illinois Director of Civic Engagement, at


Marriage anniversary, yet our work continues

November 5, 2015

Marriage anniv 2013-2015-1When the Illinois legislature affirmed marriage equality two years ago on Nov. 5, 2013 we knew our work to achieve a lived equality for Illinois and the nation was not over.

Today and tomorrow, LGBT leaders from 10 states convened by the Equality Federation and hosted by Equality Illinois come together to discuss expanding transgender rights, fighting sweeping religious exemptions, and embracing racial and juvenile justice as LGBT issues.



Go Cubs Go!

October 17, 2015

Go Cubs Go!

As the Cubs embark on their quest for the National League Championship, we remember that they have been great friends to their Boystown neighbors and LGBT Illinoisans, so much so that they were in the inaugural class of the National Gay & Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.

Cubs NLCS memeThe relationship includes:
-Wrigley Field hosted Gay Games closing ceremony in 2006
-Cubs were first professional male team to advertise in gay press
-15 years of Out at Wrigley, started as Out at the Ballgame in 2001
-Mr. Cub–Ernie Banks–endorsed Illinois marriage equality bill
-Laura Ricketts is the only out owner in major league sports
-Cubs march in Pride parade, including Ernie Banks
-Cubs made an “It Gets Better” video for the Trevor Project
-Team donations to LGBT-related causes include Equality Illinois, Center on Halsted and the AIDS Foundation of Chicago



Happy July Fourth

July 4, 2015

July 4 2015 v4On this July Fourth, Equality Illinois celebrates the words of Justice Anthony Kennedy and his understanding of FREEDOM in the U.S. in his ruling on marriage equality:

“Changed understandings of marriage are characteristic of a Nation where new dimensions of freedom become apparent to new generations.”


Frank: An Evening with Barney Frank

February 25, 2015

Frank_eBlast_croppedAnnouncing Frank: An Evening with Barney Frank

Join Equality Illinois, Center on Halsted, The Book Stall, and Windy City Media Group on March 25 as we welcome former Congressman Barney Frank and hear him speak about his new memoir, Frank.

The evening will include a live interview and a Q&A with the audience all of which will be followed by a book signing with Mr. Frank. Seating is limited. Reserve yours today.