HRC endorses Lori Lightfoot for Mayor of Chicago

Thu. March 28, 2019 1:06 PM

lori lightfoot, 2018 chicago pride parade

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Chicago, IL - Human Rights Campaign has endorsed Lori Lightfoot for Chicago mayor.

"As an experienced manager, advocate and reform expert, Lori Lightfoot is prepared to tackle tough challenges and find solutions to create greater opportunity for every Chicagoan," HRC National Field Director Marty Rouse said in a statement. "With her demonstrated leadership in support of LGBTQ equality, Lightfoot will continue to work to ensure that Chicago is an inclusive and welcoming place for everyone. HRC is proud to endorse the historic candidacy of Lori Lightfoot for mayor, and we look forward to working with her to advance LGBTQ equality."

If elected, Lightfoot would make history as the city's first openly LGBTQ mayor.

"It is such an honor to have the support of the Human Rights Campaign as I seek to become Chicago's first LGBTQ mayor," said Lightfoot. "It's so important that Chicago remain a beacon of hope for LGBTQ people all across the country, and we've got to make sure that every Chicagoan in every neighborhood can live as their true and authentic self. I look forward to working with HRC to make history on April 2nd and build a more equitable and inclusive Chicago in the years to come."

As mayor, Lightfoot has pledged to safeguard the civil rights of the LGBTQ community. See for more information.