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 businesses the opportunity to deepen their commitment to LGBTQ equality and to promote their support of LGBTQ equality more broadly.

Membership List (in formation)


United Airlines


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois



Seyfarth Shaw


Akerman LLP

Allstate Insurance Company

BMO Harris Bank

Breakthru Beverage

Clark Hill PLC

CNA Insurance

DLA Piper LLP (US)

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP


GCM Grosvenor

Goldberg Kohn

Greenberg Traurig

Hendrick & Struggles

Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP

Husch Blackwell, LLP

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Kirkland Ellis LLP

McDermott Will and Emery LLP


Morgan Stanley

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

Publicis Groupe Égalité

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Schiff Hardin

Skadden, Aarps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP

Thompson Coburn LLP

Vedder Price


Winston & Strawn LLP



Participation for the inaugural Council for the 2018-2019 year is accepted through December 2018. To join or to learn more: download the commitment form, register online, or contact Ardena Hoffman at ahoffman@eqil.org.

Click HERE to learn more about the Illinois Equality Council Annual Conference















ABOUT US: Equality Illinois is a nonprofit 501c4 organization that seeks to build a better Illinois by educating and advocating on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) equality. Founded in 1991, Equality Illinois is the only statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization In Illinois and one of the largest state-based LGBTQ equality organizations in the country. In the past year alone, our work and our leadership has been highlighted in The Washington Post, USA Today, L.A. Times, Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times, and on NBC 5, Fox, and CNN.