The Prairie Pride Coalition is here to help and connect.
Who We Are?
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.
Caring – If you need to talk, we are here to listen.
Compassion – Do not suffer in silence – we are here to help.
Respect – If your civil are rights under attack because of your sexuality or sexual orientation, we can refer you to agencies that can assist you further if needed.
Understanding – Have you been discriminated against? We’ll give you advice on how to file complaints with the proper officials and civil rights organizations.
Our COVID-19 Relief Funds have been distributed. We thank everyone who donated to the fund and a special thanks to Equality Illinois for providing valuable financial support for this fund.
We distributed approximately $15,000 in relief to several dozen people in our local LGBTQI+ community. Having said that, we did not have sufficient funds to fill every request. We encourage all fund applicants to pursue additional local resources available to folks who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. An exhaustive list of local resources is available through PATH by dialing 2-1-1 or 1-888-865-9903.
We are proud to present to you the electronic edition of the Bloomington-Normal Area LGBTQIA+ Business and Resource Directory. This listing contains members who have pledged to provide an inclusive, welcoming environment and to serve our community fairly and equitably. Please consider patronizing the businesses and supporting the organizations and resources who support us!
The PPC Board is a small group of dedicated individuals working to help our community work together and have fun.
Volunteering to help our group is welcomed. Whether you want to volunteer for one event, multiple events, or are looking to join our Board we would love to hear from you.
Your donations help the Prairie Pride Coalition provide our services to the community. We are a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) organization; and as such, your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. You can donate directly from our Facebook home page or by mailing your donation to PO Box 848, Bloomington, IL 61702.
The Prairie Pride Coalition maintains a full list of the events on our Facebook page. This includes events we host as an organization and those in which we partner with other organizations.