Press Conference and rally

Date(s) - March 28
5:30 pm
Chicago Federal Plaza


As part of national call to action to elevate voices of community members showing support and solidarity for queer and trans communities throughout the country facing anti-trans and anti-LGBTQ legislation and policy. A coalition of Illinoisans organizations will hold a press conference and rally to educate people about the attacks on trans and queer people across the country and encourage folks to take action to support trans and queer in the states.


The Illinois standing for queer & trans communities Press Conference and rally will be held in Chicago Federal Plaza on Monday, March 28th at 5:30PM.

LGBTQ community organizations hosting the event include: Equality Illinois, Brave Space Alliance, Planned Parenthood of Illinois, ALMA, Howard Brown Health, PFLAG of Northern Illinois, ACLU, She Votes Illinois, Chicago House, Indivisible Chicago, Life is Work, ALMA, Youth Outlook, Center on Halsted, Rainbow Café LGBTQ Center (Carbondale), Sierra Club of Illinois, Peoria Proud, Lambda Legal, Prairie Pride Coalition (Bloomington/Normal), Taskforce Prevention & Community Services, and Unitarian Universalist Advocacy Network of Illinois (UUANI).


Speakers Include:

  • Mony Ruiz-Velasco, Equality Illinois
  • Zahara Bassett, Life is Work
  • Heather Steans, former State Senator and parent of trans youth
  • David Guana, ALMA Board Member
  • Kara Ingelhart, Lambda Legal
  • Latonya Mayley, Affinity Community Services
  • Brian Johnson, Equality Illinois
  • Eisha Love, Trans Activist
  • Stephanie Skora, Brave Space Alliance
  • Myles Brady Davis, Equality Illinois
  • Spokesperson from Planned Parenthood of Illinois
  • Spoken Word by Dee Dee Waters