Category: Statewide

News that affects Illinois as a whole.

Equality Illinois honors Mona Noriega and Terry Cosgrove with Freedom Awards

Equality Illinois

CHICAGO–Chicago Human Relations Commissioner Mona Noriega and Personal PAC CEO Terry Cosgrove will be the 2017 recipients of the Equality Illinois Freedom Award for their lifelong commitment to fighting for the civil rights and personal freedoms of all Illinoisans, the organization announced Monday. The recognition will be made at the Equality Illinois 2017 Gala, the…

Equality Illinois honors Lurie Children’s Hospital

Equality Illinois

CHICAGO — For its dedication to improving the lives of LGBTQ Illinoisans, Equality Illinois will honor the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago with its Business Leadership Award. The recognition will be made at the Equality Illinois 2017 Gala, the Midwest’s largest LGBTQ formal celebration, to be held on Saturday, February 4,…

Statement from Equality Illinois about election

Equality Illinois

CHICAGO — The results of the 2016 election were devastating to so many Americans.  We at Equality Illinois don’t say this because we have differing views than the president-elect on major policy questions; we acknowledge that members of our community have a diverse range of views on key policy matters. The election was so devastating because…

Equality Illinois PAC endorses 51 candidates throughout state

Equality Illinois

CHICAGO — The Equality Illinois PAC (EI PAC) is endorsing 51 candidates, including Susana Mendoza for Illinois State Comptroller and state legislative candidates, in the general election on November 8, 2016, the statewide LGBT political action committee announced Wednesday. “Throughout her career, Susana Mendoza has stood with LGBT Illinoisans,” said Nicole Bashor, Chair of the Equality Illinois…

EI applauds AG Lisa Madigan for brief supporting transgender Illinoisans

Equality Illinois

CHICAGO–Illinois Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan today joined 12 other attorneys general throughout the U.S. in support of the Obama Administration’s policies that advance the equal treatment and protection of transgender Americans in workplaces and schools, a move applauded by Equality Illinois. “Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is standing firm for the equal rights of transgender…

Equality Illinois reacts to Trump’s VP pick

Equality Illinois

CHICAGO — Equality Illinois on Friday reacted to GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump selecting Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate. The gay rights organization focused on Pence’s long anti-LGBT record. From EI’s executive director Brian Johnson: With his selection of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as the Republican vice presidential nominee, Donald Trump, the…

New law clinic will help transgender Illinoisans

CHICAGO–Of the many personal, medical and legal challenges faced by transgender Illinoisans, Equality Illinois, The John Marshall Law School and the Seyfarth Shaw law firm are teaming up to try to make the legal issues a little easier to manage. Equality Illinois and John Marshall are launching a Gender Marker and Name Change Legal Project…