On January 29th, 2020, LGBTQ+ community stakeholders and allies celebrated the accomplishments of Justice Jesse Reyes and showed support for his historic candidacy for the Illinois Supreme Court. The event took place at Sidetrack, located in Chicago’s Boystown neighboorhood.
“I am humbled and honored to have the continued support of members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community. Our country is at crossroads, and our judicial system is our last line of defense. We need to ensure that all communities are protected from discrimination,” Said Justice Jesse Reyes.
Recently Justice Reyes received the coveted “Distinguished Jurist Award” at the 2019 LAGBAC Lawyers for Diversity Event. The award recognizes individuals who have worked to promote diversity and inclusion in the profession. The LAGBAC Foundation provides education to both the public and legal professionals about legal issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and questioning persons. Through its educational initiatives and scholarship programs, the foundation also seeks to improve access to the legal and judicial system for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning persons.