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TEN Institute is hosting the 2013 Oklahoma LGBT College Summit! This exciting one-day meeting will give LGBT college students the knowledge and skills to do effective media messaging, start and sustain a GSA, advocate for LGBT issues, and much, much more! Panelists will include representatives from The Equality Network, Oklahomans for Equality, Cimarron Alliance, and students, faculty, and staff from universities around the state.The hosts this year are the amazing folks at SAFE (Student Alliance For Equality) at the University of Central Oklahoma.
The training and networking part of the day will be held on the UCO campus in Edmond from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, February 16th. Then, we will network and socialize at an after-summit event organized by SAFE. Stay tuned for details!
Feeling sad, feeling misunderstood, feeling like no one will ever get you? Know that life will get better. Watch this inspirational story of a life that got better. Joel Burns, from Fort Worth Texas, will be speaking at OU in Norman on April 6th at 6:30. If you are able to, this would be a great opportunity to be cheered up and be reminded that it really does get better.
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On April 5, 2012, the United Students at the University of Oklahoma College of Law is proud to present Ft. Worth City Counilman Joel Burns.
Councilman Burns will be speaking in the Dick Bell Courtroom at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. OU Law is located at 300 West Timberdell Road Norman, OK 73071. His remarks begin at 6:30 pm with a reception to follow.
This event is open to the public!
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By SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES
Dec. 13, 2011
As early as age 4, Wyatt Maines asked his mother, “When do I get to be a girl?” And he told his father he hated his penis.
Wyatt always liked girl’s clothes and movies, while his twin brother Jonas played with traditional boy toys.
Born identical twins, the siblings share the same DNA, but their gender identification took divergent paths. Now, at age 14, they are brother and sister, as Wyatt’s transition to Nicole is well under way.
Nicole is 5-feet, 1-inch tall and 100 pounds; her twin brother is 5-feet, 6-inches and weighs 115 pounds — and they are best friends.
Their story — marked by tearful emotions, bullying at their first school and eventually a lawsuit and a move to a different town — was chronicled in the Boston Globe on Sunday.
Their parents, Wayne and Kelly Maines, said they brought their transgender daughter into the spotlight in the hopes that their story might shed light on the struggle of others.
“We sat down with our kids at the breakfast table when they were 9 and talked about fear, hate, evil and freedom of speech before sending them to school,” their father, Wayne Maines, 52, wrote in an email to ABCNews.com.
“I was very angry and sad to have to talk to our small children in this manner,” he said. “We also told them to keep their heads-up, be proud and take care of each other and their friends. I am very proud of them both because they have not forgotten that lesson and they continue to help others whenever it is safe to do so.” ... Read the full story here…
A beautiful video, about love… warm your heart with this, this holiday season.