Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Got Photos?

EMI is working hard to build our main site - and we could use your help. The site will be up & running soon, but we could use more photos! Do you have any great action shots of LGBT/Equal Marriage activities in Illinois? Send me the links!


Here are the updates for the week of July 30th-August5th:

First, the Coalition of Rainbow Alliances will be marching in the State Fair Parade in Springfield on Thursday, August 9th. According to the Prairie Flame, CORAL is planning to expand on last year's prize winning float, which "swept the twilight parades float competition with three awards, including the Governor's Sweepstakes Award, for top float, (commercial and non-commercial entries)," and dynamic flag corps. Can you help out? Find out how by visiting the CORAL website at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/coralspringfield/.

The CORAL procession will be joined by numerous other LGBT organizations from around the state. Come along, bring your banner & join the fun.

Upcoming local EMI meetings:

Equal Marriage Peoria: Meets Tuesday, July 31st at 6PM at New Church (1400 NE Monroe). They'll be discussing an upcoming editorial board visit, planning for a staging of 'Tying the Knot' and arranging for participation in the State Fair Parade.
To join their email list, go to
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EMIPeoria/ and click on "Join this Group" at the bottom, or send an email to emipeoria-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

Equal Marriage Bloomington-Normal: Meets Tuesday, August 7th at 6PM at First United Methodist Church (211 N. School in Normal). Dinner will be served. They'll be discussing participation in the upcoming Bloomington Cultural Festival, as well as planning for a staging of 'Tying the Knot' in Bloomington.
To join their email list, go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EMIB-N/
and click on "Join this Group" at the bottom, or send an email to emib-n-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

Equal Marriage Champaign County: Meets Monday, August 6th at 5:30pm in the Church Library of the Unitarian Universalist Church at 309 W.
Green in Urbana.
For more information, or to join their mailing list, visit their website at http://www.equalmarriagecc.org/.

Finally, Many thanks to all who attended and helped out at the First Annual 'Hearts and Minds' Conference in Bloomington last month. Your enthusiasm and dedication to the cause of equality for all Illinoisans is contagious.

If you have an activity, meeting or event you'd like listed, please email acarter@aclu-il.org.