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Affinity host Mayoral Candidate Forum on LGBTQ Issues

Updated: Mar 14, 2023

We are less than one month away from the election that will decide Chicago's leader for the next 4 years.

Affinity wants Black LGBTQ Chicagoans to feel informed and know that #VotingIsActivism.

Join us for a hybrid forum to ask the runoff candidates Brandon Johnson and Paul Vallas directly how they will protect our communities.

Wednesday, March 22nd

8p -9p


RSVP here to participate on zoom


Our country has been suffering growing waves of regressive policies that specifically target the rights of Transgender, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Intersex, and Queer (LGBTQ+) people. Black and Brown LGBTQ+ people are particularly impacted by these violent policies. How will Chicago's next Mayor make a difference?

Your voice and your vote count! Come ask the candidates how they will address the issues that matter most to us, or families, and communities. Our conversation will be moderated by long-time activists Alexis Martinez and Kim Hunt. The virtual forum will include the opportunity to speak directly with candidates and other community members.

This event is hosted by a collective of social justice organizations dedicated to meeting the intersectional needs of Black and Latinx people of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer+ identities. The host organizations are : Affinity Community Services, ALMA Chicago, Brave Space Alliance, Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus, Life is Work, and Taskforce Chicago. Our work has been deeply supported by Mony Ruiz-Velasco of Equality Illinois.

The event will be available online through zoom and FacebookLive stream.This event is free and welcoming to all, regardless of legal status.

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