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  1. Article number 1 - IDHR Celebrates LGTBQIA Pride Month
  2. Article number 2 - Orlando Letter from President of IAOHRA
  3. Article number 3 - IDHR Celebrates LGBT Pride
  4. Article number 4 - IDHR Annual Report
  5. Article number 5 - Illinois Scorecard on Discrimination
  •  IDHR Celebrates LGTBQIA Pride Month

    IDHR Celebrates LGTBQIA Pride Month

    On Monday, June 20th, 2016, Director Rocco Claps joined IDHR to host a lunch-and-learn program about LGBTQ protections against discrimination with guest speakers Jessica Peters and Michael Ziri of Equality Illinois

    The event was held at the James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St., Room 2-025, Chicago, IL  60601

  • Orlando Letter from President of IAOHRA

    ​IDHR is a longstanding member of IAOHRA (International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies).  IDHR Deputy Director Bobbie Wanzo is the Midwest Regional Representative for this organization.

    The photo caption to the left is from a vigil in downtown Orlando, Florida on the night of Monday, June 13th, 2016 for the 49 who were killed at a gay nightclub.

  •  IDHR Celebrates LGBT Pride

    IDHR Celebrates LGBT Pride

    June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month, which focuses on commemorating the impact that LGBT individuals have made on history. Throughout the month, IDHR will be publicly focusing on drawing attention to antidiscrimination laws and the ongoing effort to end discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

    Learn more about the History of Pride Month. President Obama issued a Presidential Proclamation for LGBT Pride Month.
  •  IDHR Annual Report

    IDHR Annual Report

    ​IDHR has published its FY 2015 Annual Report, highlighting the work of the department throughout the previous fiscal year.  The report reflects efforts taken throughout the year to fulfill IDHR's mission to secure for all individuals within Illinois freedom from unlawful discrimination, as well as statewide trends in charges filed with the department.

    Read the Annual Report.

  •  Illinois Scorecard on Discrimination

    Illinois Scorecard on Discrimination

    ​IDHR has publicly released its interim report to Governor Bruce Rauner on a wide-raning study of statewide discrimination patterns and barriers to success.  While this historic study is entering its research phase, we continue to welcome new partners willing to contribute data, resources or perspective to this effort.

    Read the Press Release.

    Read the Interim Report.

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