IL Standing with Queer & Trans Communities

Date(s) - April 27
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

These past few months have been extremely difficult for the LGBTQ+ community across the country. Florida enacted the “don’t say gay” bill and the Texas governor demanded that parents and medical providers of trans youth be investigated for child abuse. While these have been the cases that have received the most attention, there has been a wave of more than 240 anti-queer and anti-trans bills filed across the country as well as anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric, discrimination, and attacks.


In light of this snowball of issues targeting our LGBTQ+ community, our organizations partnered for a rally to support trans and queer communities on March 28, 2022, at Federal Plaza in Chicago. Unfortunately, the rally was hijacked by aggressive disruptors. For the safety of our community, we had to cancel the action to protect.


Our community refuses to be silenced or intimidated so we will reclaim our space and move forward with our action and press conference. Please join us April 27, 2022 in Federal Plaza and stand against bigotry and hate in Illinois.


Host Organizations:

Affinity Community Service

AIDS Foundation of Chicago

Association of Latina\o\x Motivating Action (ALMA)

Bisexual Queer Alliance Chicago

Brave Space Alliance

Center on Halsted

Chicago Therapy Collective
Chicago House and Social Service Agency

Equality Illinois

Golden Rainbows of Illinois South

Indivisible Chicago

Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund

Life is Work

Peoria Proud

PFLAG Council of Northern Illinois

Planned Parenthood Illinois Action

Prairie Pride Coalition

Pride Action Tank

Rainbow Cafe

She Votes IL

Unitarian Universalist Advocacy Network of Illinois

Youth Outlook