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




Seyfarth Shaw


Akerman LLP

Allstate Insurance

BMO Harris Bank

Breakthru Beverage

CNA Insurance

DLA Piper

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

GCM Grosvenor

Goldberg Kohn

Greenberg Traurig

Husch Blackwell, LLP

Kirkland Ellis LLP

McDermott Will & Emery, LLP

MillerCoors, LLC

Morgan Stanley

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Schiff Hardin LLP

Thompson Coburn LLP

Vedder Price, P.C.

Winston & Strawn LLP



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















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.