The Mission of Equality Illinois is to secure, protect and defend equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Illinois
We envision a fair and unified Illinois where everyone is treated equally with dignity and respect and where all people live freely regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
Inclusiveness. Equality Illinois belongs to all those who believe in our vision and mission and we will be accessible to and proactively engage others in our statewide community as owners of our vision and mission.
Respect. Equality Illinois believes in the value of others—their opinions and their work. It is our respect for others that builds our collaborations and partnerships.
Fairness. Equality Illinois believes that everyone should have the same rights, responsibilities and opportunities afforded to them regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
Effectiveness. Equality Illinois believes that success comes from the highest impact approaches to achieving our vision and mission.