The Rev. Stan Sloanwho, at one time, led the local organization Chicago Housewill step down as CEO of the national group Family Equality after four years at the helm.
Sloan will leave by Thursday, Oct. 1.
A letter on the organization's website read, "Family Equality shares the news that Chief Executive Officer Stan Sloan has determined that having led the organization through a period of sustained growth in the past four years, it is the right time for him to move on to his next professional challenge."
Sloan made the following statement:
"I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to work with Family Equality over the past four years, and I couldn't have asked for a more talented, enthusiastic team to tackle the challenges facing LGBTQ+ families in our country. I'm proud of the growth we've accomplished together, and believe Family Equality is poised for even stronger growth and greater impact in the years ahead.
"Family Equality has grown and evolved dramatically over the past four years: We expanded our focus to encompass LGBTQ+ family building, and will continue ramping up our capacity to serve our community with significantly expanded online resources.
"Our understanding of Family Equality's mission has also grown. It is increasingly clear that our goal of full lived and legal equality for LGBTQ+ families cannot be realized without also addressing the combined challenges of racial justice, economic justice, and gender justice."