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From OSU-OKC SODA: On Friday, October 3rd at the OSU-OKC campus, we have the chance to meet and support those who are making history in the realm of marriage equality. Both Mary Bishop and Sharon Baldwin will be in room SC304 between 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM. This is only a few days before the Supreme Court goes into session Monday, October 6th and may possibly pick this case to make a ruling on. OSU-OKC Student Orientation Diversity Association (SODA/ also the GSA) welcomes the LGBTQA community and any interested individuals to its grounds to share in this important stepping stone to liberty for those who have been fighting hard for our rights. We invite everyone to share in the discussion for equality.

Set a date! Come join us on October 3, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the OSU-OKC campus!

This is a story of how two OKCYU teens met and started dating. Young love is such a sweet time in everyone’s life. LGBT teens shouldn’t have to be scared to make the first step to ask someone out (well they shouldn’t have to be any more nervous than any other teen doing the same thing). I hope this story gives an lgbt teen the courage make a move and to talk to their crush.

“My boyfriend and I met at a skating rink in OKC. We started talking and finally got together in February of 2012. Although, at the time we decided to keep it a secret. He and I were petrified. We didn’t know whether we could trust anyone to accept us or not. After about a year we started to tell close friends and family. After we came out New Year’s Eve right before 2014 things started to go downhill. Some of my family members were upset and didn’t understand our lifestyle. They couldn’t see our love for the pure love that it was. They thought my boyfriend “made me this way” and that he was pressuring me to be with him. Truth be told, I’m the one who asked him out in the first place. Overall people have calmed down and we have received a lot of support from family and friends. I wanted to ask him to the school prom in a special way. One day I took his little sister to get a poster board and glitter glue and made a sign. I told him to come outside (his sister was video recording it the whole time). When he came outside the porch light turned on and revealed me with the sign asking him to prom. What was hilarious was that when we made the sign, we forgot to put the letter “R” in PROM. It was hilarious. By the way, he said yes and we went to POM together. :)”

All the way to Prom this weekend!

Whether you dance like Tin Man, ToTo, or the Wicked Witch of the West- we can’t wait to see your moves at the prom this weekend!

Read the full story Here

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…

Drag Bingo is here again! September 16th from 7pm – 9pm at Expressions church. We’ve really enjoyed drag bingo over the past few years and so have you! This event helps raise money to support OKCYU. We are a non-profit organization, so this money helps us have funds for weekly meetings food, providing adequate needs for events such as the fall dance and the annual LGBTQ spring dance, and many more necessary things that keeps our group alive. Thank you for coming to this event in the past, and we look forward to seeing you there again this time around!
So here is everything you need to know…

Place:

Expressions Community Fellowship
4010 North Youngs Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 7311

Date: September 16, 2011
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Emceed by: Renee Hilton

Find out more:

Renee Hilton Facebook

Bring $$$ for each bingo card that you want to play (playing more cards ups your chances of winning one of our wonderful prizes!).

Prize examples from the past:
Starbucks gift cards
Spa gift cards for Norman and OKC spas and salons
Restaurant gift cards
Ipods