LGBTQ Community

LGBTQ Community

Evanston is committed to the equal rights and equal treatment of all residents, workers and visitors.

Learn more about:  LGBTQ Resources  |  Human Relations Commission 


2014 Municipal Equality Index (MEI) Scorecard

2014 MEI Report

The City of Evanston earned the maximum for almost all criteria in six categories. Evanston and the City of Chicago are the only two Illinois cities to receive a score of 100.


Evanston Police Department Liaison


The Evanston Police Department appointed Sergeant Melissa G. Sacluti as Police Liaison for Evanston’s LGBTQ community. Sergeant Sacluti serves as a connection for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer community as part of the City’s continued commitment to serve the diverse needs of all residents.

In addition to her current duties, Sergeant Sacluti is responsible for fostering positive relations between the LGBTQ community and the Evanston Police Department, and ensuring that police department policies remain sensitive to residents' needs.

To contact Sergeant Sacluti, email or call 847-866-5000.

City of Evanston LGBTQ Liaison

muenzer.jpgThe City of Evanston is pleased to announce the appointment of the Director of Community Development Mark Muenzer as the LGBTQ Liaison to the City. The liaison acts as a key connector to the community by providing information, referral services, guidance, coordination, and technical assistance to residents.

Feel free to contact the LGBTQ Liaison if you:

  • Are an LGBTQ resident of Evanston
  • Have an LGBTQ child in Evanston
  • Want to get involved in Local Government
  • Have a concern about LGBTQ health, safety or rights in Evanston

To contact Mark Muenzer, email or call 847-448-4311.


Human Relations Commission 


The City of Evanston's Human Relations Commission attempts to foster, encourage and stimulate the improvement of human relations among and between citizens of all races, colors, creeds, national origins, ages, familial status, marital status, religions, physical/mental disabilities, sexual orientation, and economic and educational levels so as to provide all individuals with an equal opportunity to grow, participate and share to the best of their ability in our economic, educational, political, social and judicial systems.