OkEq Weekly eNews May 10th, 2021
MISSION: OkEq seeks equal rights for LGBTQ+ individuals and families through intersectional advocacy, education, programs, alliances, and the operation of the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center.
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Oklahomans for Equality applauds President Biden's commitment to protecting LGBTQ persons and their families in healthcare settings. Oklahoma legislators have repeatedly tried to restrict access to healthcare for LGBTQ individuals and their families. It is refreshing to know that the current administration in the White House sees these legislative actions as discriminatory and has vowed to fight them. 
Oklahoma already suffers from inadequate health services for transgender persons and there is an overall lack of services for LGBTQ persons in rural Oklahoma. By affirming LGBTQ person's right to healthcare services, we can work towards a future where biased health services are no longer the norm.
In-Person Special Membership Meeting 
Thursday, May 13, 6:00 p.m. 
Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th St., Pride Street
Tulsa, OK 74120

You are invited to an In-Person Special Membership Meeting to vote on a proposed amendment to the OkEq bylaws regarding how the organization currently elects the OkEq Board of Directors. You must be a member in good standing with your $50 membership fee current. This is an OKEQ membership meeting only.

Presently, OkEq bylaws require that the Board of Directors be elected by popular vote of its members in good standing. OkEq is seeking to implement current best practices for an LGBTQ+ community organization of its size, based on feedback from national and local LGBTQ+ leadership organizations, with guidance from Oklahoma nonprofits and other local leaders and fundraising organizations, and move the OkEq Board of Directors to a succession board. This would mean that the OkEq Board of Directors would, annually, with the advice and recommendations from our constituency, self-nominate the successor Directors to fulfill all the terms and conditions of a Director for the organization.

This is a major change in organizational policy, and OkEq needs the membership to vote on this issue. Please join us and make your voice heard. You must be a member in good standing with your $50 membership fee current.

You may also join this meeting remotely by Zoom by requesting special permission. You must be a member in good standing with your $50 membership fee current.

You must RSVP to get a zoom link to participate. Please RSVP by contacting us below by Wednesday, May 12th by 3:00 p.m. to register and receive the Zoom link.
SAGE Tulsa in-person meetings have resumed.
SAGE Tulsa
Tuesday, May 11, 10:00 a.m.
Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th St., Pride Street
Tulsa, OK 74120

SAGE Tulsa has resumed meeting in-person.
Please see the COVID-19 Guidelines below to participate. 
SAGE Road Trip to Arkansas Grand Canyon
Meet at 8:00 a.m. Friday, May 28th
Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th St., Pride Street
Tulsa, OK 74120

Join SAGE Tulsa in the OKEQ Equality van on a trip to the Arkansas Grand Canyon! You must RSVP as seating is limited.
Lawyer in the Center 
Tuesday, May 11, 5:30 p.m. 
2nd Tuesday of the Month
Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th St., Pride Street
Tulsa, OK 74120

Julie L. Goree with Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma is available for drop-in discussions regarding legal issues. It is a "first-come, first-serve basis." Please be patient and prepared to wait your turn. 

Julie can answer basic questions on any matter that Legal Aid covers. So, divorces, paternity, child custody, protective orders, child support, guardianships, housing, expungements, Wills/Estates, and Social Security.  Legal Aid does not cover criminal,  personal injury, or worker's comp.  She has some knowledge about those fields of law.  

If the question is beyond her knowledge, she can take the person's phone number and call them back after discussing it with another Legal Aid attorney. She also will accept questions via email or phone if someone does not feel comfortable getting out or coming in. Email is julie.goree@laok.org. Office phone is (918)295-9429.
SPIRIT: Interfaith Happy Hour  
Thursday, May 13, 6:00 p.m. on Facebook Live

Oklahomans for Equality's new Equality Faith Alliance is excited to announce SPIRIT, a virtual happy hour-style support and social group dedicated to helping LGBTQIA+ individuals reframe their relationship with religion. Whether your goal is to reconnect with your faith, recover from past spiritual abuse, renounce your faith, or just connect with other people like yourself, SPIRIT is the group for you. Each Thursday, a spiritual leader from Tulsa and the surrounding areas will guide the group through a discussion about the intersections of faith and sexuality. All walks of faith are welcome. All expressions of identity are welcome.

Our guest host this week is Rev. Chris Moore from Fellowship Congregational Church.

Precepts C.A.R.E
1. Committed to Interfaith Dialogue
2. Affirming full equality for LGBTQ+ persons and families
3. Resistant to any coercive action of proselytizing and conversion
4. Eradicating conversion therapy and dangerous reparative counseling practices
Neurodiversity Tulsa
Tuesday, May 11, 6:30 p.m.
Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th St., Pride Street
Tulsa, OK 74120

Neurodiversity Tulsa is a program of OKEQ focused on connecting neurodiverse LGBTQ+ people. If you are on the autism spectrum, have ADHD, have bipolar, have anxiety, have Down Syndrome, a personality disorder, brain injuries, or other neurodivergencies, you are welcome in this group! We will meet on the first and third Tuesday of the month at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center to play games, make art, chat, and connect with like-minded individuals in our community.

Please message Anna Puhl on Facebook or email by clicking the button below:
GEN Q: "House" Show
Thursday, May 13, 7:00 p.m.
Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th St., Pride Street
Tulsa, OK 74120

Join us for a Gen Q "House" Show featuring Charlotte Bumgarner, Scatter Girls!, Hyperventilate, Bella Rose, Letter Addiction, Henry Bennett, & Rogelio Esparza. We're going to get loud and rock the "House that Equality Built." Bar for 21+, Masks Required. GEN Q is a social group for young lgbtq+ adults 18-26ish to hang out and do cool stuff.
IndigiQueer: Game Night
Friday, May 14, 7:00 p.m.
Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th St., Pride Street
Tulsa, OK 74120

IndigiQueer is a space created for queer and two-spirit native/indigenous persons. IndigiQueer aims to empower our indigenous community through cultural learning, connection, and tribal involvement. – Vnokeckv.
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Add our IndigiQueer Facebook group!
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For more information contact:
Volunteer Training
Saturday, May 15, at 1:00 p.m.
Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th St., Pride Street
Tulsa, OK 74120

Interested in joining the OKEQ volunteer team? Already a volunteer but need to brush up on your service skills after the year-long service break?

We are hosting volunteer training for new and returning volunteers to get ready for in-person programming and service at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center! You will learn about the center, the duties, and responsibilities of being a volunteer, and all of the necessary skills packed neatly into a 60-minute training!

This training will be offered twice each month, so don't stress if you can't make it. However, these trainings are required to volunteer at OKEQ! We can't wait to see you!
OKEQ Compas Conectado
Sunday, May 16, 5:00 p.m
In-Person
Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th St., Pride Street
Tulsa, OK 74120

A group for LGBTQ+ Hispanic or Latinx people to connect about life, identity, and culture.

All sexual identities and gender expressions are welcome. 

We will speak in both English and Spanish.

email donovid.sekulits@okeq.org for more information

Un grupo para personas LGBTQ hispanos o latinx para conectarse sobre la vida, la identidad y la cultura

Todas las identidades y expresiones de género son bienvenidas 

Se habla ingles y español

enviar un correo electrónico a donovid.sekulits@okeq.org para mas informacion.
GEN Q: Queer Cabaret
Thursday, May 20, 7:00 p.m.
Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th St., Pride Street
Tulsa, OK 74120

Come and join OKEQ's group for young, LGBTQIA+ adults 18-26-ish, GEN Q! GEN Q is a social group for young adults looking to make friends, network, or just looking for support.

This Thursday, we will be hosting a Queer Cabaret featuring Alyssa Brown and her company! This is a FREE event, and there will be a cash bar!
E-mail Morgan for more information!
OKEQ Bison Extracts Cannabis as Medicine Classroom Series
Friday, May 21, 4:00 p.m.
Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th St., Pride Street
Tulsa, OK 74120


The OKEQ Bison Extracts Cannabis as Medicine Classroom Series is a FREE quarterly wellness education event brought to you by Bison Extracts, an LGBTQ+ Female Oklahoman-owned and operated cannaco dedicated to creating and designing clean, safe, premium quality Full Spectrum ingestibles and topicals. Hosted by Bison Extracts Brand Educator Jessi Lane is a Certified Cannacian II with continued education through Trichome Institute.
This Bison Cannabis as Medicine Classroom will consist of
  • Introduction to your Endocannabinoid System
  • Cannabis the plant- an overview of descriptive vocabulary as it pertains to retail interaction
  • Bison Extracts guided interactive product tour
*There will be a short break and Q&A built-in, Beverages provided
Youth GAYla Pride Dance
Saturday, May 22, 5:00 p.m.
Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th St., Pride Street
Tulsa, OK 74120

Alphabet Soup is hosting the Youth GAYla, a dance by and for LGBTQIA+ youth in Oklahoma. Join us in the Event Center at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center for an evening of dancing, drag performances, and snacks! This event is for youth 13-18 (those in Middle and High School). This is a free event! 
Garon Ebersole: “An Abstract Composition of Color, Light, and Texture"
Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th St., Pride Street
Tulsa, OK 74120

Garon Ebersole is a local artist and native Tulsan.  Growing up in Broken Arrow, he attended Union High school and graduated from the University of Tulsa with a Business Administration degree. Garon has continued to work and live in the Tulsa area.  

Creativity was always a strength, but Garon has only been painting for a few years. After several trips to the local paint and sips, he decided to sign up for some lessons at the Tulsa Art Center with Marie Sullivan. After several months of instruction and collaboration with Marie, Garon started experimenting with several techniques in his garage at home. He continues to paint at home but has upgraded from the garage to a studio in a converted bedroom.  

Garon is primarily an abstract artist, influenced by impressionism and expressionism. His art evolves as he paints. When starting a new piece, the only preparation is picking the canvas size, the paint colors, and maybe what technique he wants to use. Garon uses colors, sheen, and layering to create depth and texture.  His favorite pieces happen purely by accident.  Sometimes it takes starting over mid-painting to get a better result, but unfortunately impossible to recreate. 

Garon has exhibited in the Tulsa Art Crawl and even donated pieces to local charities.  One of those donations was for the 2019 Equality Gala benefiting OKEQ. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, Garon was honored to exhibit his work at OKEQ.  “I believe in the great work OKEQ does for our community, and to be able to support that by doing something I love is an honor.”  
Watch the Virtual Tour Below:
Oklahomans for Equality is celebrating Asian American-Pacific Islander Heritage Month this May. In a time of heightened violence against our AAPI community, it is critical to uplift Asian voices, especially those from the LGBTQ+ community. Join us this month in highlighting LGBTQ+ Asian American-Pacific Islanders from across the nation and throughout history.
Asian American-Pacific Islander LGBTQ+ History Highlight: Kim Coco Iwamoto

When Kim Coco Iwamoto won her 2006 Hawai'i Board of Education Election, she became the first openly transgender person to win a statewide election. She was re-elected to a second term in 2010, with 25% more votes than her previous election. From 2012 to 2016, she served as a commissioner on the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission. She identifies as yonsei, a fourth-generation American of Japanese ancestry. In her young adulthood, she volunteered with homeless and at-risk LGBTQ+ youth in New York City. After law school, Kim Coco Iwamoto returned to her home of Hawai'i where she became a licensed therapeutic foster parent and started her political career focusing on children, schools, and families.
Queer Black Voices: A Greenwood Conversation with Lincoln Cochran

Join OKEQ as we continue our Queer Black Voices series with Lincoln Cochran.

Lincoln Cochran is the creator of the exhibit called "Marvin Blades Faces of Greenwood Experience" now on display in Greenwood District. The exhibit includes exclusive pictures from the University of Tulsa’s McFarlin Special Collections and is open to the public on Saturdays at 100 N. Greenwood. Lincoln has an extensive background as an educator, producer, director, designer, and digital content creator.
URGENT ACTION ALERT:
SB2 is targeting transgender girls and women in sports.
Once again, the Oklahoma Legislature is ignoring their own procedural deadlines to push anti-LGBTQ2S+ legislation. This time they’re trying to stop transgender kids from participating in sports. This bill is harmful, dangerous, and unconstitutional. We need your help to stop this bad bill now! Legislators have slipped anti-transgender language into a completely unrelated bill and are moving fast to push this discriminatory attack on children.
Transgender kids play sports for the same reasons as other kids—to have fun, foster relationships, and learn skills like leadership and teamwork. Transgender kids, like all kids, want to belong. Attempting to take that from kids who are already so vulnerable is cruel.

It’s up to us to protect our communities. We know you’ll work with us to do just that. Transgender people are a valuable part of our communities, and trans kids belong.
Call your Senator NOW and tell them NO TO SB2.
Athletes and Coaches: Add Your Name for Transgender Inclusion; No on SB 2!
Brought to you Bi the letter B in-person meetings have resumed.
Brought To You Bi the Letter B
Has Resumed In-Person
2nd and 4th Monday, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th St., Pride Street
Tulsa, OK 74120
Zoom option available

Our Bi+ Support Outreach group is resuming in-person meetings! The program exists to provide support, encouragement, education, and social opportunities for all Bisexual and Pansexual, Curious, & Questioning individuals.

Please call 918-798-1054 or email Daniel Buck with the link below for more information.







Renee Anthony
July 25, 1944 - March 31, 2021












Donnie Suggs












Tracy Allen




Grateful Day Foundation Fundraiser Grill & Chill
Saturday, May 22nd, 2021 6:00p.m 
Tulsa Eagle
1338 E 3rd St,
Tulsa, OK 74120

$8 a plate
Raising funds for annual HIV wellness retreat.
Oklahomans for Equality encourages everyone to participate in the 2021 Tulsa Race Massacre Commission's events honoring the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre.

There are events throughout the Spring and Summer all over the city. Join us as we reflect on the lives lost and celebrate the resilience of Greenwood.
City Looking to Fill Critical Job Openings; Plumbers, Electricians, Heavy Equipment Operators Needed

The City of Tulsa is looking for anyone interested in applying for work at the City, specifically in many of its labor and trade positions.
 
Various job openings exist, such as openings for:
  • Water and Wastewater Operators
  • Plumbers
  • Electricians
  • Mechanics
  • Heavy Equipment Operators
  • Parks Utility Workers
  • Parks Utility Leader
 
Many of these positions offer progression programs that give employees a pathway to advance in their current position. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, retirement, life insurance, paid vacation, floating holidays and sick time.
 
A list of job openings can be found online.
 
The City of Tulsa is an equal opportunity employer and has a ban the box policy, which eliminates the criminal history question from most of its initial job applications. Additionally, the City of Tulsa has also taken the Pay Equity Pledge, which is an ongoing commitment to provide employees equal pay for equal work, no matter a person’s gender.
 
For those interested in learning more about working at the City, visit www.cityoftulsa.org/jobs.  
BIO: Indigiqueer Joy in four cities this June, and Tulsa is one of them! Indigiqueer Joy is responding to calls from young 2SLGBTQ+ people, saying they don’t have images or visions of indigiqueer joy, what it means or looks like. Photographer, Evan Atwood, who is Indigenous and 2SLGBTQ+, will be in Tulsa from June 10 through 12th.
Wednesday, June 2, at 5:30 p.m.
Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th St., Pride Street
Tulsa, OK 74120

Getting your name/gender court order is just the first part of correcting your information. This workshop is intended for those looking for what are the next steps to take.
Tulsa Pride on the Mother Road 2021
Friday, June 25, and Saturday, June 26
Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th St., Pride Street
Tulsa, OK 74120

Get ready for Tulsa Pride 2021! We are celebrating Pride on the Mother Road this year in partnership with OKC Pride. 

Booths, Parade entries, and sponsorships are available in the Pride Store. Click the button below:
Equality Gala Tickets
Saturday, July 17, 2021
Cox Convention Center Grand Hall
100 Civic Center
Tulsa, OK 74103

Tickets for the 2021 Equality Gala are now on sale. Celebrate 40 years of Oklahomans for Equality with us at the new Cox Convention Center Grand Hall in Downtown Tulsa. 
As a sign of our thanks and gratitude, OKEQ is excited to announce that all new, monthly donors supporting us at $25/month and above will receive a complimentary OKEQ T-Shirt with confirmation of their monthly donation.
FREE PRONOUN PINS 
We now offer free pronouns pins at the front desk of the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center. If you don't see your pronouns listed, ask a staff member, and we can help make you a custom pronoun pin. 
YOUTH GROUPS ARE BACK IN PERSON!

Alphabet Soup, Alphabet Soup Kids, Raise Your Voice, and the LGBTQ+ Parent Support Group have resumed. All groups will still have a zoom component for those who need it. Masks will be required, and social distancing practices will be in place.
Do you know a young person who loves to sing?
We are so excited to partner with Tulsa Opera and have a youth choir at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center!

This choir is open to all LGBTQIA+ youth, will be held on zoom and in-person starting this Saturday afternoon, and is COMPLETELY COST-FREE!

This group is meant for all music levels, all genders, all expressions and will be 100% fun. The group is led by a professional musician and will have multiple concert opportunities as COVID-19 allows.
Join Oklahomans for Equality's youth group for kids under 13: Alphabet Soup Kids. This group is for all youth who identify as LGBTQ2SAI+ or who have parents/guardians who are LGBTQ2SAI+. This group exists to provide support, connection, and (most importantly) FUN for our kids across Oklahoma.

If you have questions, please email Youth@okeq.org


Being a parent is the most challenging, most amazing job on the planet but being the parent of an LGBTQ2SIA+ youth comes with its own unique challenges and amazing moments. OKEQ's support group for parents of LGBTQ2SIA+ youth is here to help you navigate hard conversations, meet other parents and have a safe space to talk about what's going on and how to create a better environment for our kids. To learn more and to join this group, contact Morgan Allen at Morgan.Allen@okeq.org
Camp Fire of Green Country Summer Camp

Located near Wagoner, Oklahoma, Camp Waluhili's 219 acres include almost three miles of shoreline on Fort Gibson Lake, a bluff line, forests, and meadows. Campers and staff share semi-rustic, air-conditioned cabins with electricity and a restroom with shower houses nearby. Throughout the week, campers will learn about the outdoors, explore new activities, make new friends, and, most importantly, have fun. Camp Fire trains all camp staff members to include campers with special needs or disabilities and hires one male and one female staff member specifically for children needing an individual buddy. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to experience camp! Camp Waluhili is the ideal place for campers to learn new skills, make new friends, and discover who they are.
Support Group for Parents of Transgender People
1st Wednesday of the Month, 7:00 p.m.
Meets via Zoom

This group is here to support parents of transgender people at all stages of transition. Whether your child is 6 or 60, this group is for you to find community and connect to resources.

All participants must speak to one of the group facilitators before joining.
Trans Teen's Support Group
2nd and 4th Monday of the Month, 6:00 p.m.
Meets via Zoom

This support group is for all transgender teens, ages 13+. This group is welcome to trans boys, trans girls, non-binary teens, and everyone under the trans umbrella.

All participants must speak to one of the group facilitators before joining.
Support Group for Partners of Transgender People
2nd Wednesday of the Month, 7:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting

Support group for partners of transgender people. Whether your partner is just starting to transition or transitioned twenty years ago, you are welcome to come to talk and find community.
Non-binary Support Group

2nd Wednesday of the Month, 7:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting

Support group for anyone who identifies outside the gender binary. Whether you identify as non-binary, genderfluid, genderqueer, or agender, everyone is welcome!
Coming Out Workshop
1st and 3rd Monday of the Month, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting

Free to participate, this one-day course is designed for individuals coming to terms with their sexuality with presentations on how to come out to family, friends, and coworkers. Question and answer session in a supportive and informed environment.

Please contact our OKEQ Mental Health services at 918-938-6538 or click the button below to schedule.

Our clinic is open to provide the healthcare services our community needs. Right now, our clinic is taking patients for hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and PrEP.

If you are interested in starting or continuing care, please contact the OKEQ Health Clinic by calling 918-938-6537. If you want to make an appointment, follow the link below.
The Equality Health Alliance strives to connect the LGBTQ+ community with friendly healthcare providers. With our searchable database, patients can find doctors based on their specialty and accepted insurance.

We provide healthcare professionals with training on working with the LGBTQ+ community and follow-up support and education on evolving best practices. All participating healthcare providers must show a commitment to being an affirming and welcoming place for the LGBTQ+ community.

As we are still getting started, our database is small, but it is growing. If you would like to look at our database, click here.
Oklahomans for Equality Sponsors


George Kaiser Family Foundation
Flint Family Foundation
Sanford and Irene Burnstein Foundation
Boomtown Tees
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
Temple Israel
Bank of Oklahoma
Phillips 66
Creoks Mental Health Services
Phillips Theological Seminary
Dennis R. Neill and John Southard
Kelly Kirby CPA
Dwight Kealiher
Timothy T. Cole and Chance Phillips
Larry Ward
Richard and Debra Gordon
Sasha and Ethan Warlick
Jason McVicker and Justin Clary
Joe and Nancy McDonald
The Estate of John Raveill
Al and Renee Carlozzi
Marylyn Tippeconnic
Barbara Abercrombie and Tery DeShong
Cynthia Phillips and Chere Gibbs
William Murphy and Todd Holland
Joe Hukills
David Nelson
Christopher and Michael Brecht-Smith
Mark Fitch
Daniel S. Burnstein and Martin Martinez
Kristopher Wilmes and Dusty Gross
Danny Thomason 
GOOGLE
College Hill Presbyterian Church
Darci Hazelwood and Sharon Kimberlin
Sue Welch and Marcy Smith
Anonymous
Trevor Project
Linda Ford
ONEOK
Fellowship Congregational Church UCC
AEP/PSO
Harry Cramton
Jane Wiseman
Runnymeade Foundation
Jacob and Lacey Grinnell 
George McCauslan and Rusty Clyma  
James Monroe
Bob and Oliver Dale Hanson
Williams
Peter Athens
Philip and Miranda Kaiser
Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation
Wes Smith
Jacob and Lacey Grinnell
Bison Extracts
Lars Freisberg
David and Randee Charney
Kristoffer Barefield

Counseling Services: Please contact the counselor directly to schedule a virtual appointment.
Allison Ikley-Freeman
Allison Ikley-Freeman, LPC, is passionate about assisting individuals who are a part of the LGBTQIA+ community who experience a range of concerns and issues. Individual, youth, and adolescent counseling is available on a sliding fee scale based on income. 

Please call 918-938-6538 and select option 2 to make an appointment or send her an email at
allison.ikley-freeman@okeq.org.
Samira Yousef
Samira has joined OKEQ Counseling team as a masters intern. Excited to assist individuals in the LGBTQ+ community on their journey to wellness. The first four sessions with Samira are free. Further sessions are available at low cost.

Please call 918-938-6538 and select option 2 to make an appointment or send an email to allison.ikley-freeman@okeq.org
Jessica Landis-Rase
Jessica has joined OKEQ Counseling team as a masters intern. Excited to assist individuals in the LGBTQ+ community on their journey to wellness. The first four sessions with Jessica are free. Further sessions are available at low cost.

Please call 918-938-6538 and select option 2 to make an appointment or send an email to allison.ikley-freeman@okeq.org
Katie Zink
Katie has joined OKEQ Counseling team as a masters intern. Excited to assist individuals in the LGBTQ+ community on their journey to wellness. The first four sessions with Katie are free. Further sessions are available at low cost.

Please call 918-938-6538 and select option 2 to make an appointment or send an email to allison.ikley-freeman@okeq.org
OSU - Tulsa Counseling Services
The Oklahoma State Tulsa Counseling Center is an LGBTQ+ affirming center located in Main Hall of OSU Tulsa. You do not have to be affiliated with OSU to benefit from these services! Our center offers clients from OKEQ sessions for only 5 dollars. Each member of our counseling team receives additional training and supervision in LGBTQ+ issues and is excited to work with clients from OKEQ.

Please contact us at 918-594-8568 for more information or to schedule an appointment. 
Regularly Scheduled Programming
Gender Support Program
Wednesdays
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. 
 
The program is providing support, education and social opportunities for transgender and intersex individuals.

A first time interview is required before attending your first meeting. Email
Support Group for Parents of Transgender People

1st Wednesday of the Month at 7:00 p.m.
Meets via Zoom

The program is providing support, education, and social opportunities for parents of transgender people.

A first time interview is required before attending your first meeting. Email  
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Support Group for Partners of Transgender People

2nd Wednesday of the Month at 7:00 p.m.

The program is providing support, education, and social opportunities for partners of transgender and non-binary individuals. Ages 18+.

A first time interview is required before attending your first meeting. Email  

SAGE Tulsa 
Every Tuesday
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

"drop in for coffee" 
Facilitated by
John Madigan
OkEq Board Meeting
Virtual
Thursday, May 13th, 6:00 p.m.
Dennis R. Neill Equality Center.
All Oklahomans for Equality board meetings are open to all OkEq members.
Support Group for Transgender Teens

2nd & 4th Monday of the Month at 6:00 p.m.
Meets via Zoom

The program is providing support, education, and social opportunities for transgender teenagers 13+.

A first time interview is required before attending your first meeting. Email 
Alphabet Soup Youth Group

Join us for Alphabet SOUP, where all letters are welcome! Alphabet SOUP is dedicated to supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA+) youth by providing fun group activities, community, and volunteer opportunities. Alphabet SOUP’s primary goals are providing Services, Outreach, Unity, and Preparation for adulthood -- or SOUP -- to LGBTQIA+ youth ages 13-17.

Email  
youth@okeq.org
for more information.
Children/Siblings of Trans*/Non-Binary Individuals Support Group
This program is for youth ages 8-18 that have trans* parents or siblings. This group will provide support, education and social opportunities for those living with trans* family members. Attendees must have approval from the facilitator to participate. Please contact Krissy at krissy.dudley@okeq.org.
Brought to You Bi 
the Letter B 
2nd & 4th Monday
of each month 
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
 
Bisexual support group hosted virtually. Tell all your friends. The group is open to all bi/pan/queer/fluid+ folks and their allies. Please call 918-798-1054 or email Daniel Buck with the link below for more information.
Tulsa Area
Prime Timers
2nd Tuesday of the Month
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

A social organization for mature minded Gay and Bisexual men age 21 and over. The purpose is to establish friendship and support through social interaction. Visit
more information.
Survivors of Conversion Therapy T.E.A (Therapy Experienced Anew)
Every Monday at 7:00 p.m.
Over 113,000 LGBTQIA+ individuals have been subjected to Conversion Therapy. T.E.A is a new group that will utilize several different activities to help you take your narrative back and find peer support along the way. Come, sit, and spill the tea with us on this journey to the most authentic you.

Call, text, or email Jess Branston at 918-924-5624 jess@anchoredbhc.com
Equality Game Night
2nd Friday of the Month
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Looking for something fun to do on a Friday night? Wanna meet up with friends and make new ones? Do you have board games or video games you've been eager to play? Then Equality Gaming Night is for you!
Community Partners
The Equality
Business Alliance fosters a sharing of information, ideas, contacts, products and services, and also strengthens and expands our businesses, careers and community.
H.O.P.E. 
HIV Testing Schedule

 2nd and 4th Saturday of the Month
from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00p.m.
provided by H.O.P.E. Testing
 
Check www.okeq.org for testing dates.
OkEq Staff
In Memoriam
Tracy Allen
He / Him / His

Alex Wade
Medical Services Director
He / Him / His

Krissy Dudley
Administrative Coordinator
She / Her / Hers
Anna Them Puhl
Technical Coordinator
They / Them / Theirs

Morgan Allen-White
Center Director
She / Her / Hers

Kao Morris 
BIPOC Program and Digital Media Coordinator
He / Him / His
Donovid Sekulits
LatinX Outreach and Library Services Coordinator
He / Him / el
Lily Piña
Nurse Practitioner
She / Her / Hers
Luke Scuitto
Membership Coordinator
He / Him / His
Shay Brewer
Operations Manager
He / Him / His
Donna Mathews
Grant Coordinator
She/Her/Hers
Allison Ikley-Freeman
Behavioral Health Director
She / Her / Hers
Toby Jenkins
CEO/Executive Director
He / Him / His

OkEq Board and Trustees
Executive Committee
Chris Brecht-Smith - President
Stacy Turner - Vice President
Will Vaughn - Secretary
Paul Allen - Treasurer
Bob Hanson - Member at Large

Board of Directors
Laura Arrowsmith, D.O.
Angelyn L. Dale, Esq.
Joe Guetlein
Darci Hazelwood, D.O.
Monique Washington
Justin Ross
Shannon Gordon Fair


Trustees
Shawna Baker, Esq.
Dan Burnstein
Kirk Holt
Cynthia Phillips
Kris Wilmes 




Board of Advisors
Aderyn Lonigan, C.P.A.
Amairani Perez
Christian Fencer
Cray Flyn
Crista Patrick
Dani Byrd
Denise Reid
Matt Else, D.O.
Elizabeth Ortiz
Jane Wiseman
Joann Frizell
Karen Keith Wilkins, Esq.
Stephen Rundell
Ty Morgan
Whitney Cipolla




Oklahomans for Equality
Reduced Hours: Please Call before you visit 
621 E. 4th St. 
Tulsa, OK 74120