On behalf of 500,000 LGBTQ+ Illinoisans, Equality Illinois and the Equality Illinois Institute brings the voices of LGBTQ+ people and allies to institutions of power across Illinois, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ+ people. We advance civil rights and social justice by inspiring, advocating, and mobilizing through an inclusive movement that works tirelessly on behalf of those we serve.
We defend our civil rights wins from anti-LGBTQ+ attacks and advance pro-LGBTQ+ policies with a focus on education, health care, and criminal justice.
We work to get LGBTQ+ leaders in positions of influence throughout the state with an emphasis on placing LGBTQ+ Illinoisans on key state boards and commissions.
We create a civically-powerful statewide network of LGBTQ+ champions by identifying, training, and supporting LGBTQ+ and allied community groups throughout the state so they can grow and embolden their base.