Tag: Equality Illinois

Pritzker appoints new human rights director

SPRINGFIELD — Jim Bennett was appointed as the new director for the Illinois Department of Human Rights by Gov. JB Pritzker this week. From the State Journal-Register in Springfield: A member of the city of Chicago’s Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame has been appointed director of the Department of Human Rights. Jim Bennett has…

Equality Illinois to honor Danny Wirtz, Channyn Lynne Parker and the Illinois AFL-CIO at annual gala

CHICAGO–For their dedication to social justice and equality, Danny Wirtz, Channyn Lynne Parker and the Illinois AFL-CIO will be honored at the 2019 Equality Illinois Gala.  Community leader Nabeela Rasheed will serve as the Chair of the 2019 Gala. More than 1,200 attendees, including more than 100 political figures and community VIPs, are expected to…

Equality Illinois makes endorsement in Chicago treasurer race

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CHICAGO — Equality Illinois this week made a  endorsement in the race for Chicago treasurer. The organization usually endorses for positions in state government or mayors offices. Politico Illinois reported the endorsement in their Friday morning Illinois Playbook newsletter. Equality Illinois CEO Brian Johnson told Politico that his group was worried about the stances, or…

Equality Illinois criticizes Rauner for only appointing one openly LGBTQ person among 1,495

CHICAGO – On National Coming Out Day, when we should be celebrating the full diversity of the LGBTQ community in Illinois, Equality Illinois is extremely disappointed in the unbelievable lack of LGBTQ representation among the more than 400 appointments made by Governor Rauner to state boards and commissions during Fiscal Year 2018, the civil rights…

Equality Illinois PAC endorses White, Mendoza, and Frerichs for re-election in the general election

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CHICAGO–The Equality Illinois PAC has announced endorsements for both local and statewide offices in this year’s general election. “We are proud to endorse a determined and dedicated slate of over 100 pro-equality candidates from across the state and in all corners of government,” said John Litchfield, chair of the Equality Illinois PAC, in a press…

Equality Illinois PAC issues endorsements for statewide offices

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CHICAGO — Equality Illinois PAC, the political arm of Equality Illinois has endorsed candidates for Illinois governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. The PAC is endorsing JB Pritzker and Juliana Stratton for governor and lieutenant governor. Brian Johnson, CEO of Equality Illinois said both major party candidates were supporters of LGBTQ civil rights. He cited…

Equality Illinois asks for Advisory Board applications

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CHICAGO — Statewide LGBTQ rights group Equality Illinois is asking for members of the Illinois LGBTQ communities to join its advisory board. From the EI website: As part of our commitment to an ongoing dialogue with stakeholders across Illinois, Equality Illinois launched the Community Advisory Group in 2016. The group is a diverse cross-section of voices…