EqualityCon 2016 in Chicago to discuss LGBT issues

CHICAGO – EqualityCon 2016, a two-day conference of LGBT champions, progressive advocates, allies, policy experts, political leaders and community groups hosted by Equality Illinois, convenes in Chicago this month to focus on issues important to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Illinoisans.

EqualityCon, formerly known as the LGBT Equality Institute, will be held May 13 and 14 at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the school’s Student Center East.

Speakers and panel discussions will address topics such as racial justice, transgender equity, passing laws at the federal level, protecting rights at the state level, safety in schools, finding affirmation in faith communities, guidance on financial security, and wellness and healthcare. Registration for the conference is available at http://bit.ly/EqualityCon2016.

Full story on the Illinois Eagle.