For upcoming events click here ........ CORAL WINS "Governor's Sweepstake Award"


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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 throughout 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 dinner is on 3rd Saturday of November.

Work is in high gear in Springfield as members of the Coalition of Rainbow Alliances (CORAL) prepare for the annual State Fair Parade

. Once again, the central Illinois LGBT group is dusting off their pencils, pens, and cleaning their paint brushes, preparing for another float. The group has recently distinguished itself again, with its 7th Governor’s Sweepstakes Award in last years Illinois State Fair Twilight Parade.

Donations can be sent to:
The Coalition of Rainbow Alliances
PO Box 9721
Springfield, Illinois, 62791




  Calendar of Events  





2008 - 156 Years of Family
2012 - Family Fun For
2013 - Where Illinois Comes







2016 - Producing Our Future



  2015 Sweepstake Award      
  2016 Artist rendering of
Producing Our Future