Giving Tuesday 2014

Giving Tuesday Mem 2014

Given our momentum, it may seem like full equality for the LGBT community is inevitable, but in the last month, we have seen several reminders that our work is not done.

Today is both Giving Tuesday and #ILGiveBig, you can help us hit our goal of 1000 donations so that we can continue the important work that lies ahead for equality. Please make your donation here today>>

There are many examples of our work, I’ll highlight three key areas:

1) Advancing LGBT equality at the state level. We must ban the harmful ex-gay conversion therapies and curtail the so-called panic defense for committing crimes against LGBT individuals.

2) Leading the fight for equality nationally. We must pass federal discrimination protections, and we need all members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation to support the federal legislation.

3) Securing equal treatment for all. We are working with faith communities and employers across the state to create inclusive places and welcoming practices.

Please make your Giving Tuesday gift today to Equality Illinois, so that we can continue to advance these protections and promote equal treatment for all.  

Equality Illinois is committed to being a strong voice that the LGBT community needs in Illinois. You know well from our national history, passing equal laws is just the beginning of building a society with equal treatment.  Equality Illinois will leave no stone unturned in our fight to end discrimination and advance equality for all.

We have you to thank for our success – please recommit yourself to this important work by donating to Equality Illinois on this Giving Tuesday, and help us spread the word to hit our goal.

Thank you for all that you do,

Bernard Cherkasov
Chief Executive Officer

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