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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 25, 2022 COALITION JOINS FORCES OUTSIDE ANTI-FAMILY, ANTI-EQUALITY EXTREMIST HATE GROUP SCHOOL BOARD TRAINING TO ENCOURAGE THE PUBLIC TO RUN FOR SCHOOL BOARD ON A PLATFORM OF INCLUSION AND NOT HATE DES PLAINES – Saturday morning parents from an array of suburban school districts along with representatives of state and local …

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 1, 2022 EQUALITY ILLINOIS ENDORSES 15 LGBTQ + CANDIDATES FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION CHICAGO – Equality Illinois, the state’s civil rights organization for LGBTQ+ Illinoisans, Thursday announced endorsements of a record number of LGBTQ+ candidates running for the office in a general election in Illinois. “We are excited to endorse fifteen …

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VOTE!

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: https://ova.elections.il.gov/PollingPlaceLookup.aspx.

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 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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EI Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 2, 2020 EQUALITY ILLINOIS APPLAUDS PRITZKER ADMINISTRATION’S SUCCESS IN DIVERSIFYING REPRESENTATION ON STATE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS While there is more work to do regarding representation of LGBTQ, women, and BIPOC leaders, Illinois’ State Boards and Commissions are moving closer to reflecting the vibrant diversity of our state CHICAGO – Equality Illinois applauds …

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Community Advisory Group

Meet the 2019-2020 Equality Illinois Community Advisory Group! The Community Advisory Group contributes to Equality Illinois’ understanding of the many issues that LGBTQ Illinoisans experience every day. And, at a time when many LGBTQ individuals are feeling isolated, anxious, and frustrated about policymaking, Equality Illinois is dedicated to ensuring our policy agenda is developed through …

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Illinois Equality Council

Annual Conference October 15, 2019Hilton Chicago720 S. Michigan The Illinois Equality Council is a collection of Illinois businesses who champion LGBTQ equality in the workplace and beyond The Annual Convening of the Illinois Equality Council is an opportunity for members to network with like minded champions, engage in professional development, and connect with senior Illinois leaders. Click HERE to …

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Illinois Equality Council

Equality Illinois values the roles Illinois businesses have played in advancing LGBTQ equality. From their support of marriage equality to their opposition to anti-LGBTQ public policies, many Illinois businesses have been leaders in promoting LGBTQ equality in the workplace and beyond. To honor this commitment, Equality Illinois has launched the Illinois Equality Council to allow …

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EI supports SB 7, the Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act

Equality Illinois is proud to endorse SB 7, the Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act.  LGBTQ people use cannabis at more than double the rates of non-LGBTQ people according to data from the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health sponsored by the US Department of Health & Human Services.  The criminalization of cannabis use …

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DEAR EVAN HANSEN

Chicago opening night performance of Dear Evan Hansen on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, has SOLD OUT! Proceeds from the sale of these tickets benefit Equality Illinois’ important LGBTQ civil rights work. “One of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history,” says The Washington Post. The New York Times calls DEAR EVAN HANSEN “a gut-punching, …

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LGBTQ FORUM WITH THE CHICAGO MAYORAL CANDIDATES

Ahead of Chicago’s approaching mayoral election, LGBTQ Chicagoans have an opportunity to hear directly about issues impacting their lives at the LGBTQ Forum with Chicago Mayoral Candidates on Saturday, January 19 at 2 p.m. #LGTBQMayor2019 Mayoral candidates who have confirmed attendance as of Jan. 8 include: Gery Chico, Amara Enyia, Bob Fioretti, LaShawn Ford, Jerry …

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