The Coalition of Rainbow Alliances provides a necessary service in Springfield, and Central Illinois by bolstering organizations and businesses serving the GLBT community.

Many of these groups are small, but provide special service or opportunities for GLBT people. With a telephone call or an E-mail to C.O.R.A.L., a group can expect to be able to “mine” community resources, and expand its outreach.

Since 2006, C.O.R.A.L.’s Rainbow Flag Corp has provided a summer of activity and social exposure to GLBT youth, as the group trains and practices for it’s performance in the Illinois State Fair Twilight Parade. This award winning group has served as a “coming out” support team for GLBT members of all ages.

C.O.R.A.L. has maintained its service to the entire community by providing special events, as well as sponsoring the well attended, free Pride Picnic in June, and a free Community Thanksgiving Dinner in November.