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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Allied Resource Office University of Illinois Springfield

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Local LGBTQ Organizations

Social and Advocacy Groups

Brothers & Sisters Together is a social group for LGBT and friends of all ages. We meet each Friday at 7pm at a local Springfield area restaurant for dinner. Join us each week – or as often as you can!

  • Coral Float and Flag Corps
    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.
  • Lincoln Land Community College Alliance
    The purpose of the LLCC Alliance is to provide a safe forum for the discussion of issues related to gays, lesbians, bisexual, transgender individuals, and allies. The broad goals of this student organization include furthering education and promoting acceptance within the campus and community.
  • Gay and Lesbian Association of Decatur (GLAD)
    The mission of the Gay and Lesbian Association of Decatur is to:
    • Facilitate social interaction.
    • Provide community service.
    • Educate our citizenry.
    • Combat social injustice.
    • Serve as an advocate for our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Questioning, & Alliance (LGBTQA) population.
  • The Phoenix Center
    The mission of the Phoenix Center is to serve as Springfield’s LGBTQ Community Center and provide the highest quality of HIV/AIDS prevention and education to the community as a whole.


  • Prairie Pride Coalition
    “We pledge ourselves to the awakening of compassion and understanding among all peoples. We strive to foster mutual respect regardless of sexual orientation, creed, race, gender, gender identity, or physical ability through outreach and education.”

Places of Worship

  • Abraham Lincoln Unitarian Universalists Congregation
    The Abraham Lincoln Unitarian Universalist Congregation is a religious community of individuals coming together for spiritual growth and fellowship.
  • Church of the Brethren
    We, at First Church of the Brethren, welcome and affirm all members and congregational participants without exclusion. According to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we affirm all loving relationships and family units, as we open our congregation to all who choose to embrace our community of believers regardless of sexual orientation, race, age, gender, abilities or status in life. We strive to be a loving and inclusive community where all are eligible to participate in the rites, ordinances and blessings of the church.

Heartland Metropolitan Community Church is a faith community that believes in social action as well as spiritual transformation.

Committed to worship and service in downtown Springfield, First Presbyterian Church seeks to embrace the community that surrounds it. We value the diversity of God’s people, and we value each individual journey.


  • Parkway Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
    Rev. Mark Gifford

Resources for HIV Testing, Counseling, and Recovery from Drug Addiction.

Have an organization or group to add to this list or need to update your group? Write or call 217-206-8316.