Governor JB Pritzker signed Public Act 101-0227 in August 2019. This measure is more widely known as the LGBTQ Inclusive Curriculum Bill. The core purpose of the bill is to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer and questioning (LGBTQ) contributions are incorporated into curriculum and history classes. Our history as a state and a nation is riddled with the influences from individuals who are LGBTQ. Often those facts are not fully explored, and thus an incomplete view of history is perpetuated. Ensuring that curriculum includes the contributions of LBGTQ people gives those students who also identify as such an opportunity to see themselves represented in our shared history. Furthermore, it creates a more complete, accurate, and equitable portrayal of society.

The Illinois Inclusive Curriculum Advisory Council (IICAC) has collaborated with ISBE and representatives from Illinois Education Association and Illinois Federation of Teachers since fall 2019 to develop a variety of tools and curating resources to support educators and school administrators with the implementation of the Inclusive Curriculum Law. See below for a brief overview and links:

Members of the IICAC include Equality Illinois, the Alliance, and the Legacy Project. Below is an overview of each organization’s work to support the LGBTQ community:

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