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The Coalition of Rainbow Alliances (CORAL) is an umbrella association that promotes a sense of kinship within the organizations and individuals in central Illinois that provide services or actively support the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities, their families and friends.

Created as a “grass-roots” organization in 2000, anyone who affirms their support of the GLBT community can join CORAL. CORAL has no membership dues and shows its support through planned events though-out the year. Its fund raising efforts go to sponsor events that foster GLBT community. Events include special interest programs, the annual Pride Picnic on the third Saturday in June, and the annual GLBT Thanksgiving, on the Saturday before Thanksgiving.

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2011 Illinois State Fair Twilight Parade Theme

A winning design, or concept will be selected by the steering committee from entries submitted. All entries must be submitted by April 23, 2011. Willing design, or concept and designer will be featured on this page. In case of duplicate ideas or concepts, ties will be determined by the earliest post-mark.

“We will be looking for ideas with humor, with fun, and Fair tradition,” said Bert Morton, CORAL’s Parade Events Coordinator. “While it could be tempting for some to offer a political message, The Twilight Parade Committee has worked to increase the entertainment value of the Parade, while marginalizing the politicians. They can say, ‘No,’ and have.”


Legal implications on same-sex couples

Date  April 26
Time  6-8 pm
Place  First Church of the Brethren, 2115 Yale Blvd, Springfield, IL

Event  Presentation on Legal implications on same-sex couples after civil unions law goes into effect.  This includes wills, powers of attorney, inheritance rights, visitation rights, etc.  This is presented by the same speaker who did a similar presentation several years ago.
Presenter:  Jill Metz is an attorney specializing in family law in Chicago.  She has worked extensively with same-sex couples and is considered one of the most knowlegeable in matters regarding glbt couples. 
Sponsors include Springfield Chapter of ACLU (American Civil Liberty Union); CORAL (Coalition of Rainbow Alliances); First Church of the Brethren; and Heartland Metropolitan Community Church



Next Meeting

April 27, 2011
at 6:30 P.M.,
Place will be announced
Springfield, Illinois

NEW ideas are great! That’s why we are asking you for your ideas. More Info

Rainbow Flag Corps

Teri Hostert, Megan Marston, and Alex Williams are looking to expand the Rainbow Flag Corps for 2011. More Info

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