Equality Illinois CEO to launch statewide listening tour

Equality IllinoisCHICAGO — 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 Equality Illinois is celebrating its 25th year advocating for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Illinoisans.

“Our community has come so far during this time and has much to be proud of thanks to the tenacity and sacrifices made by many in the Equality Illinois family,” Johnson said.

“However, our fight for equality is far from over. From challenges facing transgender people and LGBT youth to protecting our many wins, we must continue fighting as a united voice until we have achieved full equality and acceptance. That voice must be passionate, engaged and inclusive of every member of our community from each corner of Illinois.”

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