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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!

Tonight is MOVIE NIGHT.

“Broken Heart Land” is a film which specifically deals with LGBT issues in Oklahoma and spotlights a case of a gay teen suicide in Norman, OK. The movie is playing TONIGHT at 7:00 p.m. the OKC Museum of Art and is FREE.
Still Point Pictures
415 Couch Dr
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

If you want to RSVP follow this link.

The film centers on a conservative military family living in Norman, left to unravel the mystery behind their gay teenage son’s suicide. On an early autumn afternoon, in his parent’s ranch in Norman, Oklahoma, gay teen Zack Harrington killed himself with a gunshot to the head. One week earlier, Zack had attended a local city council meeting in support of a proposal for LGBT History Month in Norman, Oklahoma. When the floor was opened up for public comment, some community members made highly controversial and incendiary statements equating being gay with the spread of diseases such as HIV and AIDS.
Against the backdrop of a town divided on the issue of homosexuality, Zack’s grief-stricken parents, both conservative Republicans and military veterans, are forced to reconcile their own social and political beliefs with their son’s death. Determined to understand Zack, they discover a private diary, which paints a gripping portrait of a boy in crisis. Ultimately, they discover a chilling secret that Zack kept hidden for almost two years, which leads them to some painful conclusions about their son’s life and death.

When an outspoken conservative citizen runs for the town’s City Council, the Harringtons decide to join a politically active group called “MOMS: Mothers of Many” (mainly comprised of local mothers of LGBT youth). Over the course of the local election season, Zack’s family must decide whether to remain in the background or publicly honor their son’s legacy.

There will be an engaging QA with the filmmakers and subjects of the film after the screening. Hope you all can make it!

“Broken Heart Land” Trailer from Still Point Pictures on Vimeo.

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I found this post on Buzzfeed !

UCO’s student organization, S.A.F.E, is hosting a dance on

Thursday,

October 25, 2012 at 7:00 PM to benefit OKCYU.

Official Sponsors include the Hampton Inn & Suites in Bricktown and the Cambria Suites OKC!
FREE ADMISSION!
FREE FOOD!

COSTUME CONTEST!

FOOD CONTEST!

MUSIC BY DJ CHRIS GLITTER!

Come to SAFE’s Beloved Masquerade, a benefit for Oklahoma City Youth United (OKCYU) on Thursday, October 25th at 7:00 p.m. in Ballroom B of the Nigh University Center! There will be tons of ghoulish treats and spooky activities!

Free Admission with various (and cheap) activities. ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT OKLAHOMA CITY YOUTH UNITED!

::COSTUME CONTEST INFO::
Entry is $2.00. Prizes for 1st and 2nd Place. Judging panel will be compiled of UCO Faculty and Staff and other non-participating adults.

::FOOD CONTEST INFO::
Entry is FREE, you just need to bring a food item that you made! Prizes will be given to Best Tasting and Best Presentation. Judging panel will be compiled of UCO Faculty and Staff and other non-participating adults.

::SONG REQUEST INFO::
DJ Chris Glitter will be taking song requests for $1.00!

::GAMES AND ACTIVITIES::
There will be various games and activities to win prizes throughout the night. Each will cost $1.00.

::DOOR PRIZES::
Door Prize tickets are FREE! There will be various drawings throughout the night, with the biggest door prize being given away at the end of the night. You must be present to win!


SAFE

The Student Alliance for Equality (SAFE) is a registered student organization that provides support for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students, faculty, staff members, alumni, and allies at the University of Central Oklahoma, as well as for members of the surrounding communities.

SAFE sponsors educational programs and advocates tolerance and equality for all people, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. SAFE promotes friendship and acceptance by sponsoring social events within a safe environment, and it serves as a liaison between the UCO campus and the wider community through its involvement in student government, campus committees, and off-campus activities and initiatives. SAFE also provides information on GLBT issues through forums, public speakers, a resource library, and support groups. In addition, SAFE sponsors the UCO Safe-Zone Ally Program, and it collaborates with community organizations on a variety of initiatives and programs.

OKC PRIDE Parade is on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.

The next few weeks at youth group we will be discussing ideas for our float! The theme of Pride this year is Proud. Strong. United. Try to think of some exciting decoration ideas.

Check out more details on the parade at their facebook page.

Ways to Participate with OKCYU

  • March in the Parade! The parade will lineup at 4:00pm. Judging will start at 5 and the Parade will step off at 6:00pm
  • OKCYU Float! There will be a decorating party for the youth at 1:00 the day of the parade at the church to decorate the float and have fun!
  • OKCYU’s booth- We will have the booth open from 11a.m.-7p.m.  The schedule will be set up in two hour increments for volunteers.  Two adults and two youth will be needed for each shift. Let us know at youth group what times you are available to volunteer.
  • Bring consent/ release forms- these can be obtained at youth group meetings on Thursday nights.
  • Remember to wear sunscreen and bring water to march,
  • Wear appropriate clothing, it will be warm and you’ll want to be comfortable. Wear an OKCYU shirt if you have it, or maybe rainbow-wear accessories, you’ll all look great!

A beautiful video, about love… warm your heart with this, this holiday season.

http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/09/16/7801129-navy-clears-gay-wwii-vets-record

” Nearly 70 years after expelling Melvin Dwork for being gay, the Navy is changing his discharge from “undesirable” to “honorable” — marking what is believed to be the first time the Pentagon has taken such a step on behalf of a World War II veteran since the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
The Navy notified the 89-year-old former corpsman last month that he will now be eligible for the benefits he had long been denied, including medical care and a military burial.”