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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.

No not that kind!

OR that Kind!

Ah, yes, THAT kind!

Tonight at the weekly meeting we will be having burgers, hot dogs, and ice cream- so bring your smiling hungry faces!
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.

Also the monthly board meeting is after the youth meeting.
We will be discussing the current OKCYU climate, upcoming events (fall dance and fall drag bingo), and other exciting things at OKCYU.

Did you guys catch the VMAs last Sunday? Well I’m late to the scene and just saw the awesome video where she dressed in drag as her alter ego “Jo Calderone”. Pretty great. Check it out and comment on what you think.

Get More: 2011 VMA, Music, Lady Gaga

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/

If you missed the Clay Aiken Episode of Drop Dead Diva last night on Lifetime, you can watch the full episode here.

http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/drop-dead-diva/video/season-3/episode-5/episode-5-prom

Episode 5 (Prom)
Season 3: Episode 5 (Prom). Original air date: 07/24/11. Jane represents a lesbian couple who have been barred from attending their high school prom. Meanwhile Grayson and Kim represent Hank, the bailiff who feels duped and too quickly dumped by his Russian mail-order bride. Jane struggles with defining the status of her relationship with Dr. Kendal after she learns he’s been seeing other women. Stacy is jealous when Fred is approached to act in a commercial. Wanda Sykes, Clay Aiken, Lance Bass, Amanda Bearse guest star.