The Human Rights Campaign Chicago Dinner Gala is one of the largest annual LGBT fundraising events in the Midwest. Come to one of the events of the year as we celebrate the year's accomplishments but also commit to the continued fight for equality. As marriage equality has become law of the land, it's still possible to be fired for your sexual orientation in 29 states and gender identity in 32. HRC, through the Equality Act, is working to expand LGBTQ civil rights in employment, housing, access to public places, credit, education and more across Illinois and the nation. Past speakers have included nearly every sitting IL Governor, Tipper Gore, Senator Dick Durbin, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the NFL's Michael Sam, Jennifer Beals, Piper Perabo, Chicago Fire's Monica Raymund, Supreme Court Marriage Plaintiff Jim Obergefell, and many more.