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 2020’s event was Everyone Counts in recognition of the importance of every person in the decennial Census and every voice in the 2020 elections. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were forced to postpone The Ritz until 2022.
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.