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Chicago LGBT Citywide Coalition

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The Chicago LGBT Citywide Coalition is a group of over 30 Chicago-based organizations dedicated to advocating for the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population. The coalition was formed during the 2011 mayoral race to begin vetting candidates around issues that affect the LGBT community. To that end, community forums were held throughout Chicago to identify the issues of greatest importance to the LGBT Community: education, HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ youth homelessness, transgender rights, and public safety. A questionnaire was developed and a forum was held to ask each of the candidates their positions on these issues.  Mayor Emanuel’s responses to the aforementioned questionnaire are quoted throughout this document.

The coalition continued to meet after the election to ensure that the interests, concerns, and voices of the LGBT community are being heard. This document compiles the findings and results of those meetings and outlines the direction we aim to take in moving forward: ensuring accountability, partnership, and coalition building as our guiding principles.  The member organizations of the coalition include:


Affinity Community Services

AIDS Foundation of Chicago

Amigas Latinas
Association of Latino Men for Action (ALMA)

Bisexual Queer Alliance
Boricua Pride

Center on Halsted
Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus

Chicago Transgender Coalition
Equality Illinois

Howard Brown Health Center

Human Rights Campaign Chicago

I2I: Asian Pacific Islander Pride of Chicago
Illinois Safe Schools Alliance
Illinois Gender Advocates

Join the Impact Chicago

Lambda Legal

LGBT Change
LGBT Immigration Project of Heartland Alliance
Lesbian & Gay Bar Association of Chicago 
Orgullo En Accion
Public Pride Alliance

The Civil Rights Agenda

The Literary Exchange

University of Illinois at Chicago, Gender and Sexuality Center

Video Action League

Windy City Black LGBT Pride




Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 March 2012 12:20  

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