On Nov. 7, Illinois Gov.-Elect J.B. Pritzker held a press conference at the Roosevelt Red Line CTA Station in Chicago's South Loop.
He posed for photos with constituents and took questions on first priorities, budget, his transition team and working with Republicans at the state and federal levels.
In response to a question of his administration's relationship with the LGBTQ community, Pritzker said, "Well, I have a long relationship, as you know, having a mother who was an activist on behalf of LGBTQ rights as well as the Equal Rights Amendment. I was marching in and as an activist when I was just a little kid. I haven't stopped doing that. And I know that working together with the LGBTQ community, we will stand up for the civil rights of all people in Illinois."
Photo and story by Paxton Anthony Murphy