Archive for the ‘Hate Crimes’ Category


Equality Illinois Calls for Hate and Terror to be Disarmed

June 17, 2016

Gun Letter

Equality Illinois joins forces to demand that Congress make a start towards stronger protections against gun violence nationwide.

“Any solutions to the problem of hate violence, including anti-LGBTQ violence, must address the alarmingly easy access that bigots have to such deadly weapons,” the letter, signed by more than 50 LGBTQ and gun anti-violence groups, says.



Enhanced Hate Crimes Law Signed

July 20, 2015

11205483_10153442146494424_4805328641778801230_nToday, Governor Bruce Rauner signed legislation adding gender identity and LGBT community centers to existing Illinois hate crimes protections

This bill was a major initiative of Equality Illinois during the spring legislative session.

Thank you, Gov. Rauner, and the legislative sponsors Representative Sam Yingling,  State Representative Kelly Cassidy, and Senator Daniel Biss, for helping to protect LGBT Illinoisans.