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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!

News9.com – Oklahoma City, OK – News, Weather, Video and Sports |

Nearly 8,400 teenagers across the metro OKC area identify themselves as homeless. That’s not including the more than 2,000 who are unaccounted for.

Right now, the new SISU Youth center is open for young adults on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., but the goal is to get it going 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

It’s all volunteer driven. Among the volunteers are counselors, a music therapist and even a therapeutic yoga instructor.

What a wonderful resource!

Check out this link for more information.

Click here to donate, volunteer, or follow them on social media.

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. :)”

June is PRIDE month! This is a great video that explains the history of LGBT Pride month.

Let’s celebrate the advances in equality rights that we are able to enjoy today and raise awareness for those that we are still pushing for in the future.

The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals is set to hear the appeal of the case that overturned  Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage  in January by U.S. District Judge Terence Kern. This appeal hearing will take place on April 17, 2014.

Regardless of what ruling takes place on the 17th, it is inevitable that this case will be heard by the Supreme Court. It is just a matter of time.

Hear from the Tulsa Plaintiffs!

What an exciting time for marriage equality in Oklahoma!

This year at OKC Pride, we will have another historic moment in the fight for civil rights to celebrate! Moments like this, when powerful people speak out for what they believe in, have an epic affect on civil rights movements. Let’s celebrate progress in the fight for marriage equality!

Whoopsie! The party has been moved to this week. Welp that is, in less than 24 hours….. Sorry about the confusion.

Hey there youth! Our holiday party will be this Thursday- December 22, 2011.

Bring a homemade/ white elephant gift valued $5 or less for the Dirty Santa gift exchange.
I can’t wait to see what everyone brings!

Meeting as usual
5:00-7:00

At the usual place.
First Unitarian Church – Youth Room (front left side)
600 NW 13th Street (at Dewey)
Oklahoma City, OK 73103


Also heads up- we will be changing the weekly meeting time in January. We will still meet on Thursdays, but we will now be meeting from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

The Cimarron Alliance group is a great supporter of OKCYU and a wonderful lgbt friendly non-profit organization in OKC. Check out how media/ web friendly they are and you will most definitely learn a little something about lgbt issues in Oklahoma.

www.cimarronalliance.org

Oklahoma: Inside Out is the newest program of Cimarron Alliance. It is a weekly internet broadcast that focuses on the issues, culture, and people important to Oklahoma’s LGBT community and our supporters. There is a new edition each Tuesday. Make Oklahoma: Inside Out a part of your online experience every week!

Last podcast synopsis:
August 9, 2011: Jamie Bramble

“Jamie Bramble is a very talented Oklahoma singer-songwriter. He has many LGBT fans and is frequently the featured performer at central Oklahoma restaurants, bars, and private parties. He gives generously of his time to support causes he believes in. Jamie has a large fan base among the Oklahoma gay community, and once you hear him sing, you’ll know the reason why.

Jamie talks with Scott today about what inspires him to write, the process he uses to create new music, and his ambitions for future success. Jamie is far more humble than his talent would imply. We’re delighted to have Jamie Bramble as our guest today.”

Take a listen here!

Thank you Cimarron Alliance for introducing us to a wonderful artist who proudly supports lgbtq Oklahomans. I’m in love- but shhh don’t tell my partner!

Also more about Jamie Bramble:

http://jamiebramble.com/

Each and every week, on Thursdays, OKCYU meets at First Unitarian Church from 5:30-7:00. Oh ok, we sometimes, almost every week go over and stay till 7:30.
We meet in the basement which you can find and entrance at the church on the side that faces Dewey.

Weekly groups are for GLBTQ youth, and their friends and allies, ages 14 – 20. The middle hour (6pm – 7pm) is a group discussion, with time before and after to hang out. They are facilitated by youth and adult (with training and background check) facilitators, who are there to ensure the group is a safe, affirming and fun environment. In the future, OKCYU will be inviting speakers and adding other activities, as requested by participants.

The last Thursday of each month, time will be set aside for a Youth Council where all youth are invited to give feedback and make the weekly group into what they would like it to be. Please email the group at [email protected]
for more information.