Ill. gov. signs executive order protecting transgender students, marches in Chicago Pride Parade

Ill. gov. creates inclusive schools task force

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KFVS) - Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed an executive order on Sunday, June 30 giving schools statewide the tools be affirming and inclusive for transgender, non-binary and gender nonconforming students.

The signing took place at Lake View High School in Chicago.

It establishes an Affirming and Inclusive schools Task Force.

According to the governor the task force, “This executive order establishes the Affirming and Inclusive Schools Task Force and directs the state Board of Education to take comprehensive action to ensure every LGBTQ student is supported and welcomed in their schools.”

The governor also marched in the 49th Annual Chicago Pride Parade at noon.

On Friday, the Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) announced that it will include sexual orientation and gender identity questions in its referral and intake processes, expanding the Department’s commitment to LGBT older Illinoisans.

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