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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.

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!

Ok, so I’m a little late in posting about this, but check out the spotlight that GSAs in OKC have received. GSAs in middle and high schools across America are a great way to connect with other LGBTQ advocates at your school. Be sure to ask around at your school to find out if you have one that you can join. If your school doesn’t have an active GSA, ask around, maybe a teacher you know and feel supported by will sponsor a new GSA at your school.

Check out the spot light here…

#macklemorelove

I found this post on Buzzfeed !

Get ready and invite your friends. OKCYU is having a spaghetti dinner fundraiser!

Where?

Daniel Hall
First Unitarian Church
600 NW 13th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73103


When?

6:00 PM September 22, 2012


What?

Why?

How?

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!

We already know that GLSEN is pretty remarkable in the work they have done to campaign to stop bullying, but this tops the charts! We are proud to support GLSEN in their effort to stop bullying and think before we speak!

#ThinkB4YouSpeak
“When you say ‘that’s so gay,’ do you realize what you say? Knock it off!” That powerful message of respect, delivered as only Wanda Sykes can, is going to the Super Bowl.

GLSEN and the Ad Council’s award-winning Think Before You Speak campaign has received donated Jumbotron space from Grazie Media to air 60 times outside the entrance to Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday. As an estimated 150,000 fans enter the big game or soak in the experience of Super Bowl XLVI, Grant Hill will remind them that they are “better than that” when they use the phrase “that’s so gay” to describe something bad or uncool.

The powerful message targeted at anti-gay name-calling among teens is the first LGBT-themed campaign to ever air at the Super Bowl.

Take a look at the videos:

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.

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

Conan O’Brien recently officiated a wedding between his staff costume designer and his partner. It’s very touching. I hope you will watch it. Mozel tov!!

Read the whole story here:
http://theweek.com/article/index/221153/conan-officiates-a-gay-wedding-groundbreaking