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EI supports SB 7, the Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act

Uncategorized | May 22, 2019

Equality Illinois is proud to endorse SB 7, the Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act.  LGBTQ people use cannabis at more than double the rates of non-LGBTQ people according to data from the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health sponsored by the US Department of Health & Human Services.  The criminalization of cannabis use therefore disproportionately harms the LGBTQ community.  By legalizing cannabis for recreational use by anyone over the age of 21, SB 7 has the potential to reduce the number of LGBTQ people caught up in Illinois’ criminal justice system.

Read our entire statement by clicking on the learn more button

2019 LGBTQ Advocacy Day

Equality Illinois Event | May 9, 2019

LGBTQ Advocacy Day is just 6 days away!

This is a great opportunity to meet with fellow supporters of LGBTQ equality and let your voice be heard on issues that affect us all.

We must SHOW UP! and SPEAK UP! to support our allies and champions in the Illinois State Capitol and make sure that our state continues to demonstrate its values of being fully equal and inclusive. Register for the 2019 LGBTQ Advocacy Day TODAY!

We hope to see you on Wednesday, May 15, 2019!

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Fahrenheit Chicago- 2019 Speaker Series

Event | April 12, 2019

In a town hall style format, Equality Illinois’ Director of Civic Engagement, Anthony Galloway will engage State Representative Lamont J. Robinson on a host of issues. State Rep. Robinson will discuss his election as the state’s first LGBTQ person of color elected to the state’s legislature and what that means moving forward for LGBTQ people of color.

Please join the Honorable Lamont J. Robinson, Fahrenheit Chicago and Equality Illinois for this conversation.

Refreshments will be provided.

We hope to see you there!

Questions: Email Anthony Galloway, Equality Illinois Director of Civic Engagement, at [email protected].

2019 LGBTQ Advocacy Day

Equality Illinois Event | March 14, 2019

This legislative session is a busy one for champions of LGBTQ equality in Illinois. On the national level we are seeing a really big rise in anti-LGBTQ sentiment, particularly from the administration in Washington. Seeing that happen in Washington, we have to SHOW UP! and SPEAK UP! to support our allies and champions in the Illinois State Capitol and make sure that our state continues to demonstrate its values of being fully equal and inclusive. Register for the 2019 LGBTQ Advocacy Day on Wednesday, May 15, 2019!

This is a great opportunity to meet with fellow supporters of LGBTQ equality and let your voice be heard on issues that affect us all.
 
We hope to see you there!