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
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.
The City of Springfield has approved our application to have the FIRST ANNUAL Springfield PrideFest PRIDE PARADE. This event will take place the day of PrideFest and will be the kick off leading to the ribbon cutting event. At 11:00 a.m. the parade will begin at 5th & Allen and proceed NORTH on 5th Street to Jackson Street. At Jackson, all large entries (floats, bands, etc.) will exit left onto Jackson. Anyone on the parade route that wants to join the parade may do so at the rear of the parade. All walkers will then enter PrideFest on 5th Street, turning left onto Capitol Avenue and will then observe the ribbon cutting ceremony at NOON!