Tag: Equality Illinois

Equality Illinois honors law firms for LGBTQ inclusivity

CHICAGO – Equality Illinois, the state’s LGBTQ civil rights organization, is recognizing 51 law firms in Illinois, a 25 percent increase from last year, for leading the way in 2017 in providing a welcoming and fair work environment for LGBTQ employees and for supporting the LGBTQ community. The recognition results from the annual Equality Illinois…

Equality Illinois announces Freedom Awards honorees

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

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

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 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…

Equality Illinois CEO to launch statewide listening tour

CHICAGO — As LGBT Pride Month begins today, Brian C. Johnson assumes the leadership of Equality Illinois with a pledge to expand the organization’s inclusiveness by launching a summer-long, statewide listening tour to talk to community leaders, allies and stakeholders in the ongoing fight for social justice. Johnson takes over as chief executive officer as…