Equality Illinois 2020 Gala

Date(s) - February 1
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Hilton Chicago

Equality Illinois is proud to present our Annual Gala on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Hilton Chicago.


The Equality Illinois Annual Gala brings together 1,500 people each year to celebrate the power and energy of the LGBTQ community.  A festive occasion, for the past few years the Gala has been a sold-out affair with local media live broadcasting from the venue.  With over a hundred public officials, dozens of business leaders, and hundreds of LGBTQ champions, the Equality Illinois Annual Gala has been called a “Who’s Who of Illinois politics” by ABC News.


This year, we are proud to be honoring Tracy Baim, Publisher of the Chicago Reader, for her over 35-year career in Chicago journalism and the Rainbow Cafe LGBT Youth Center in Carbondale, IL for their work on behalf of LGBTQ youth in  southern Illinois.