OkEq Weekly eNews October 18th, 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 is proud to announce that the State of Oklahoma now issues gender nonbinary birth certificates, joining the ranks of states leading the country in this regard. Please be advised that on October 7, 2021, the State of Oklahoma Department of Health issued what is believed to be the first birth certificate in the state’s history with a gender nonbinary sex designation. The birth certificate was issued to Kit Vivien Lorelied. It is further believed that the Department of Health will be updating its website to include language regarding the proper procedural steps required for individuals seeking to amend or otherwise modify the sex on their birth certificates to nonbinary. As with other modifications to birth certificates, a request for a nonbinary designation must be accompanied by a valid court order; therefore, if you have any questions about this process and/or your rights in this regard, we highly suggest you seek legal representation. 

  • Please be advised that Lorelied specifically authorized the use of their identifying information in regards to the release of this announcement. Birth certificates and information contained therein are generally confidential and may not be disclosed without consent. If you have any concerns about your privacy rights in regards to obtaining gender-conforming vital records, we suggest you raise the issues with a legal professional.

You can speak with Christopher Brecht-Smith, the lead attorney on this case, by calling 918-382-9200 or emailing at cbrecht@ok-counsel.com.

For information on this case, see Kit Vivien Loreleid v. Oklahoma State Department of Health, case numbers civ-20-819-f and cv-2021-1306.
Pride Night at TU
Friday, October 22, 7:00 p.m.
Hurricane Soccer and Track Stadium
800 S. Tucker Dr.
Tulsa, OK 74104

TU Hurricanes vs Memphis at the Hurricane Stadium.
We plan on providing resources and reading a statement before the game. Our players will be wearing our Tulsa script shirts, and we will hang flags in the stadium. Use the Promo Code: Pride
Post-OP Support Group
Wednesday, October 27, 6:00 p.m.
Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th St., Pride Street
Tulsa, OK 74120

This support group is for women who have gone through gender affirmation surgery and serves as a place to discuss some of the concerns and changes after surgery. A first-time interview is required before attending. Please contact us below to set this up or to ask any questions.
SAGE Tulsa in-person meetings have resumed.
S.A.G.E. Meeting
Tuesday, October 19, 10:00 a.m.
Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th St., Pride Street
Tulsa, OK 74120

The mission of SAGE Tulsa is to address issues related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender aging. In partnership with its constituents and allies, SAGE Tulsa works to achieve a high quality of life for LGBTQ+ older adults, supports and advocates for their rights, fosters a greater understanding of aging in all communities and promotes positive images of LGBTQ+ in life later years. SAGE Tulsa meets every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center.
Crystal Bridges Trip
Friday, November 05, 12:00 pm
Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th St., Pride Street
Tulsa, OK 74120

The SAGE group is going to Crystal Bridges at Bentonville, Arkansas.
The van will leave the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center at noon. You will need to take money for dinner.

For more information about the museum please click the button below:

Please RSVP Below with Crystal Bridges in the Subject Line:
Outside the Box
Monday, October 18, 7:00 p.m.
Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th St., Pride Street
Tulsa, OK 74120

Facilitated by Katie Zink, Outside the Box is an ongoing all-inclusive group for individuals in nontraditional relationships (kink, polyamory, swinging, etc.) This group meets on the 3rd Monday of the month from 7:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center. Each session will discuss a new topic. 
EBA Mixer
Thursday, October 28, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
Triangle Coffee
314 S. Cincinnati Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103

At Triangle Coffee, you can always expect great customer service, know you're free to be yourself at our shop, and get an excellent cup of coffee.
 
Triangle Coffee will be hosting the Equality Business Alliance Mixer for October. Please join us and bring a friend.
Beyond Brokeback
October 28th through October 30th, 8:00 p.m.
Lynn Riggs Theatre
621 E. 4th St., Pride Street
Tulsa, OK 74120

This powerful readers’ theatre piece will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the release of the movie BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN. Playwright Gregory Hinton (MORE SKY) assembled writings from a blog detailing how the film affected and changed the lives of so many. The production is directed by Vern and Lisa Stefanic, with music direction by Rick Fortner. And the cast is stellar: Kurt Harris, Travis Guillory, Nash McQuarters, Kia Hightower, Juan Reinoso, Kara Staiger, and Lisa Stefanic.
Edmond Pride 2021
Saturday, October 23, 11:15 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Hafer Park
1034 S. Bryant Ave.
Edmond, OK 73034

Please join us as we celebrate the fourth Edmond Pride festival.

Presented by Rightfully Proud, Edmond. We will have several vendors and entertainers. Including our headliner Symone! - Winner of RuPaul's Drag Race season 13.
Guided Meditation:
Starting November 1st
Every Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
Every Monday at 6:00 p.m.
Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th St., Pride Street
Tulsa, OK 74120

Join us on November 1st for some guided meditation. Every Monday, we will set our goals, and on Sunday, we will reflect on the week. We will go over daily affirmations and how to live with intention.
About 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Medicaid can help with coverage so there's one less thing to worry about. You're not alone. Get the support you need at healthcare.gov.
It's estimated that about 30% of newly diagnosed cancers in women will be a form of breast cancer. Medicaid increases access to doctors, preventive screenings, and cancer treatments. Go to Healthcare.gov to see if you qualify. #MedicaidMatters
People who identify as LGBTQ+ can still be fired, denied housing, or refused service in many parts of the nation. Passing the #EqualityAct will change that. Tell your Senators to support federal nondiscrimination protections and learn more here: https://lgbtactionlink.org/equality-act

Follow the link below to find your US Senators.
The overwhelming majority of Americans support the #EqualityAct. So let's make our message clear: Contact your Senator today and tell them to #PassTheEqualityAct! Call 888-439-0303 to get started. 
 
The Equality Act would provide consistent anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ+ Americans in areas like housing, education, federally funded programs, credit, public spaces, healthcare, and more. Tell your Senators it's #EqualityTime. https://lgbtactionlink.org/equality-act
Queer Black Voices: A Conversation with Mikeal Vaughn
Wednesday, November 10, 7:00 p.m.
Facebook Live Event

Join us for Queer Black Voices with Mikeal Vaughn. Mikeal is a Tulsa native, Founder, and Executive Director of the Urban Coders Guild. Urban Coders Guild's mission is to "provide greater computer science education, access, and opportunities to youth from historically underserved, underrepresented, otherwise under-resourced communities."

Queer Black Voices is a monthly series that highlights Black Queer Oklahomans creating and giving them the space and opportunity to tell their stories and journeys as Black Queer folx.

Queer Black Voices will live stream every first Friday of the month from the Oklahomans for Equality Facebook page. You can also check out our first season on Oklahomans for Equality's youtube channel at the link below.

If you would like to share your story or learn more about Queer Black Voices contact Kao Morris by clicking below:
Twisted Arts Film Festival
November 11, 12:00 p.m. - November 18, 11:00 p.m.
Circle Cinema
10 S. Lewis Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74104

Twisted Arts Film Festival’s first annual LGBTQ+ film festival is taking over Circle Cinema this fall, with a dazzling line-up of local stories (“The Sound of Identity”); indigenous stories (“Being Thunder”); a biopic of Fanny, a band David Bowie called “the finest rock bands of their time”; out of this world animation; and closing the festival with a drag-extravaganza documentary about RuPaul Season 1 winner Bebe Zahara Benet (“Being Bebe”).

IN-PERSON EVENTS:
Twisted Arts Film Festival will screen movies from November 11-14, 2021, at Circle Cinema. All screenings at Circle Cinema are free and open to the public, first-come, first seated.

VIRTUAL SCREENINGS:
Oklahoma residents can watch movies virtually from November 11-18, 2021. Virtual tickets are available for $10, or you can purchase a virtual all-access pass for $75.
The twisted Arts Festival schedule of films and events is available online at the official Twisted Arts website. See Below:
IndigiQueer: First Americans Museum
Friday, November 19, 9:00 a.m.
Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th St., Pride Street
Tulsa, OK 74120

Join IndigiQueer on November 19 for a trip to the First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City. We will meet at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center and take the OKEQ Equality Van to the museum. We will arrive back in Tulsa before 5 p.m.

Reserve your spot by November 11 by contacting Kao.

"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.
Lawyer in the Center 
Tuesday, November 9, 5:30 p.m. 
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. However, 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.
Fair Housing for LGBTQ+

Elissa Furlong is a Staff Attorney at Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma. She is from upstate New York but attended Mississippi College School of Law, graduating at the top of her class. In addition to having worked for two private attorneys, Elissa has previously interned with the legal department of a United Nations agency. Ms. Furlong has also completed legal fellowships and externships in the areas of employment discrimination, workers' rights, civil rights, and LGBTQ+ legislation and advocacy.

Elissa will be assisting members of the LGBTQ+ community with fair housing-related issues. If you believe you've been a victim of housing discrimination, please call her at 918-409-2115, or email her at elissa.furlong@laok.org. Please also be on the lookout for upcoming announcements pertaining to fair housing presentations, which will be open to the public.
Kati Falcon's "Fluid Feathers"
Through the Month of October
Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th St., Pride Street
Tulsa, OK 74120

Kati Falcon is a Fluid Acrylic Artist and Tulsa native. Kati's art combines the natural with the abstract and gets inspiration from nature and science. Bold colors and broad strokes help her achieve a wonderful fluid effect. When finished with resin, this medium takes on a personality of its own.
 
"Experimentation, and the challenge of how far I can push it, keeps me painting."
 
"I really enjoy sharing art with the OKEQ. This is the first place that made me feel like a real artist. The center is inviting, and the staff are warm and welcoming, not to mention the patrons have excellent taste."
Kati Falcon

Watch the Virtual Art Show Below:
Trans Resource Fair 2021
Sponsored by Amazon
Saturday, November 13, 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th St., Pride Street
Tulsa, OK 74120

Join us at the Equality Center for a day of community, wellness, and fun for Tulsa-area trans folks! You’ll get a chance to connect with trans-friendly medical doctors, legal counsel, wellness professionals, hairstylists, and make-up artists. Then, swing by the clothing swap and pick out some new additions to your wardrobe, show off your new style with a portrait photo session, do some arts & crafts activities with other fair-goers, and grab a bite to eat – it’s on us!

This fair serves as an opportunity for trans folks to easily find resources, assistance, and community and receive supplies from community-vetted trans-friendly resources. We especially hope to aid those who are financially unable to access basic necessities that trans folks need daily and those who might not be as plugged into the local trans community.

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We Are Looking for help:
Donation Collection: For the clothing swap, we are working to be established. If you have a place to collect, let us know.

Clothing Donations: We are looking for New or Barely New. Dye and fragrance-free options are preferred whenever possible to accommodate anybody who wants to participate in the clothing swap.
Our highest priority clothing items currently include:
• Women’s shoes, size 10+
• Men’s & Women’s plus-sizes
• Youth & junior sizes
• New or unused make-up or beauty products
However, we are accepting gently worn items for all ages, sizes, and bodies!
To arrange a bulk donation pick-up, please fill out the form below.
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Wanna help out? Please use our Google form to let us know how! 
We’ll be in touch soon! 
Visibly Imperfectly Perfect Tulsa
Every Fourth Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th St., Pride Street
Tulsa, OK 74120

Visibly Imperfectly Perfect, VIP for short, is a group for anyone who has felt different because of their skin. We want to provide support and community for inexplicably unique people. This group started as a place for the vitiligo community but is open to anyone considered unique. We are here to support one another in the skin we are in.
Neurodiversity
First and Third Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th St., Pride Street
Tulsa, OK 74120

Neurodiversity Tulsa is a program focused on connecting neurodiverse LGBTQ+ people. The group is open to people on the autism spectrum, people who have ADHD, anxiety, Down Syndrome, a personality disorder, brain injuries, or other neurodivergencies, as well as supportive friends and family. We want everyone to feel welcome and know that they have a home in this community. We meet twice a month to play games, make art, go on outings, chat, and connect with like-minded individuals in our community.

For more information, or to join our next meeting, please message Anna Puhl on Facebook or email by clicking the button below:
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 provides 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.
Did you know that on July 1st, 200,000 Oklahomans became newly eligible for Medicaid? You could be one of them! If you're uninsured or think you may qualify, contact Tulsa Responds to make an enrollment appointment. Tulsa Responds is a non-profit that connects Tulsans to federal programs like SoonerCare (Medicaid), SNAP, free tax filing, and internet discounts, all for free! 

To make an appointment visit TulsaResponds.org/medicaid, call 918-900-0918, or email (medicaid@tulsaresponds.org) and look for us at the Trans Resource Fair on November 13th.
OKEQ stands with the Hudson-Evans family against religious discrimination of LGBTQ+ families. Read their story here and look for our upcoming SPIRIT interview with Sara and Brittney. 
"Sarah Stone is a photographer from New York with roots in Oklahoma and Missouri. She has worked as a commercial photographer for several years and is now starting a project documenting members of the LGBTQ+ family. The photographs would be for personal use and possibly displayed in an art setting at a later date.

She is looking for all types of humans. Partial or slight nudity could be discussed, not required.

Single humans and couples (including small groups of friends) are welcome. All ages, gender identities, and bodies are welcome and celebrated. Sarah welcomes any and all questions and wants to ensure the comfort of any participant.

Models would get a hi-res digital file of several images of their choosing.
All interested parties, please email or text to schedule a meeting.
The Youth and Young Adult COVID-19 Impacts Study

Our partners at Evaluation, Data Integration, and Technical Assistance (EDIT) Program have a new exciting paid research opportunity. Please see their message below:
 
Researchers at the EDIT team wanted to let you know about a new study we are starting. The Youth and Young Adult COVID-19 Impacts Study! The new study is for LGBTQ+ individuals ages 14-24. If that describes you, then please keep reading to learn more about the study. If that doesn’t describe you, then please share this announcement with any LGBTQ+ people you know!
 
If you agree to participate, you’ll be asked to complete an online survey two times: once on the day, you enroll and once exactly six months after that. The survey will take about 45 minutes.
 
How does it work?
 
You’ll be asked questions about topics such as:
·         You
·         Your experiences during COVID-19
·         Your mental, physical, and emotional health
 
You will receive $30 for completing the first survey and $15 for completing the second survey. You will receive your payment in the form of a virtual gift card, which you can use anywhere online. We will email the gift card to you within two weeks of completing the survey.
 
If you’re interested, we may also invite you to participate in an interview with us. If you agree to participate in an interview, you will receive an additional $50.
 
If you’re interested in participating, please click on the link below. It will take you to a page where you can book a time to speak to someone from our study team over the phone and enroll in the study.
 
If you have any questions, you can email me back or e-mail the study team at YYAhealth@northwestern.edu.
City of Tulsa Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The City of Tulsa was awarded more than $12 million from the U.S. Department of the Treasury to implement an Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). This COVID-19 relief funding aims to assist individuals who cannot pay rent and utilities due to a negative financial impact from the pandemic. Eligible households can receive up to 15 months of assistance.

The City is partnering with Restore Hope Ministries, a local nonprofit with over 45 years of experience in homeless prevention, to distribute the funds as fast and efficiently as possible to offer rental and utility assistance to Tulsa citizens.
To find out more, Click the Link Below:
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.
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 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 providing 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.  
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.
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
Name / Gender Marker Change Workshop
Wednesday, November 3, 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.
Support Group for Parents of Transgender People
1st Wednesday of the Month, 7:00 p.m.
Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th St., Pride Street
Tulsa, OK 74120

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
1st Wednesday of the Month, 7:00 p.m.
Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th St., Pride Street
Tulsa, OK 74120

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

All participants must speak to one of the group facilitators before joining.
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 sessions in a supportive and informed environment.

Please contact our OKEQ Mental Health services at 918-938-6537 opt 2. 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 opt 1. 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 and the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center are affiliates of Action Link: Center Action Network. Sign up at the link below to keep up to date with advocacy alerts across the country. 
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 In-Person and 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  

OkEq Board Meeting
Virtual
Thursday, October 21, 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

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

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

"drop in for coffee" 
Facilitated by
John Madigan
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.
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
Stacy Turner - President
Bob Hanson, PharmD - Vice President
Stephen Rundell - Secretary
Paul Allen - Treasurer
Shannon Gordon Fair - Member at Large

Board of Directors
Laura Arrowsmith, D.O.
Chris Brecht-Smith, Esq.
Angelyn L. Dale, Esq.
Tery DeShong, Esq.
Joe Guetlein
Darci Hazelwood, D.O.
Monique Washington
Justin Ross
William Vaughn

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




Board of Advisors
Cray Bauxmont-Flynn
Dani Byrd
Whitney Cipolla
Matt Else, D.O.
Christian Fencer
Joann Frizell
Karen Keith Wilkins, Esq.
Ty Morgan
Elizabeth Ortiz
Crista Patrick
Denise Reid
Jane Wiseman





Oklahomans for Equality
Hours: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
621 E. 4th St. 
Tulsa, OK 74120