The Ritz gala dinner is one of the largest events held annually for the central Illinois lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. In its seventh year, The Ritz is a casually elegant affair that features a three-course dinner, an evening of dancing, and a celebration of the progress made by the LGBT community during the past year.
The theme for the 2022 event is Everyone STILL counts! Considering the fight against COVID-19 and the 2022 elections, CORAL continues its belief in the importance of your actions and your voice.
Our theme for 2023 is 'Together, Building Community.' In the past few years, the LGBTQ community has been through so much - a renewed fight to reverse our rights, a continuing trend of hatred and misunderstanding of our trans and non-binary family members, and the list goes on. However, it's through our bonds and connections to ALL of our allies, partners, and supporters that we come together to maintain our freedoms and our successes.
The packet of information on the event includes: