LGBTQ Rights Group To Hold Forum For Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates

Dec 6, 2017

Democrats hoping to unseat Gov. Bruce Rauner will attend a forum tonight in Chicago at a church on Michigan Avenue.

Anthony Galloway is the director of civic engagement for Equality Illinois. He says it's important to hear what the candidates have already done to help promote LGBTQ rights. 

"So our goal in this activity is to educate our constituents," Galloway said, "as well as educate the candidates on issues of impact within the LGBTQ community."

Galloway says this is the first forum of its kind for a gubernatorial race that he's aware of. So far, businessmen J.B. Pritzker and Chris Kennedy, State Sen. Daniel Biss, anti-violence activist Tio Hardiman and school official Bob Daiber have committed to attend. The event takes place at Second Presbyterian Church and will be live-streamed so viewers across Illinois can watch and participate.

Galloway hopes to later have a forum between the Republican and Democratic nominees for Governor.