OkEq Weekly eNews June 7, 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.
Get your house in order and help us get our house in order, too! Go to smile.amazon.com for your shopping needs, and Amazon will donate a portion to Oklahomans for Equality!
Make sure you vote tomorrow, June 8th on the Tulsa Public Schools 2021 Bond Proposal!
Third (Second) Thursday in the Rainbow Room
Thursday, June 10, 8:00 p.m.
Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th St., Pride Street
Tulsa, OK 74120

Third Thursdays in the Rainbow Room at OKEQ is proud to present an encore performance of THE EVOLUTION OF AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC with Kia Hightower, Nash McQuarters, and Jen Thomas!
Equality Gala Tickets
Saturday, July 17
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. 
SAGE Tulsa in-person meetings have resumed.
SAGE Tulsa
Tuesday, June 8, 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. 
S.A.G.E. Summer Pool Party
Tuesday, June 22, 10:00 a.m.
RSVP for the address

Members should meet on Tuesday, June 22, at 9:30 a.m. at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center if they want to carpool to the party. Lunch at the pool party will be burgers and hot dogs. Participants are encouraged to bring side dishes, desserts, and drinks. The pool has a shallow end and has a railing with steps to help people into the pool.
 
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 LGBT older adults, supports and advocates for their rights, fosters a greater understanding of aging in all communities and promotes positive images of LGBT life in later years. SAGE Tulsa meets every Tuesday at 10:00 am at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center. 

If you would like to attend, please email krissy.dudley@okeq.org to RSVP.
LGBTQ+ Youth Art Exhibition: "Expressions of Courage"
Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th St., Pride Street
Tulsa, OK 74120

Be amazed by the talents of our local LGBTQ+ youth artists in the Expressions of Courage Art Exhibit, featuring works of art from 4th through 12th-grade students. The art was selected for this exhibit, making it one of the most anticipated shows for young artists in 2021. The Youth Art exhibit will be held in person with a virtual tour component. Visit OKEQ to celebrate the fabulous creativity of our youth!

Crystal Meth Anonymous
Every Monday, 6:30 p.m.
Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th St., Pride Street
Tulsa, OK 74120

Crystal Meth Anonymous is a fellowship of people for whom all drugs, specifically crystal meth, have become a problem. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using. There are no dues or membership lists. The fellowship that is Crystal Meth Anonymous is a new way of life without Crystal Meth. Crystal Meth Anonymous advocates a twelve-step recovery program for spiritual development, no matter our religious beliefs or background. The first step in our recovery is an admission by the addict that he or she is powerless over crystal meth and that life has become unmanageable.
Intersectional Pride Series 2021: Healing with Pride

Did you miss this amazing panel? Watch Staff Members Kao Morris (he/him), Donovid Sekulits (he/him), and Board Advisor, Dani Byrd (she/hers), participate in New York Transgender Advocacy Group's Healing with Pride Panel on June 3rd! This discussion is about racial healing within the LGBTQIA+ community in Tulsa.

A virtual panel co-presented with Oklahomans for Equality moderated by healing justice facilitator and LGBTQ+ ally, Quraysh Ali Lansana (he/him), featuring licensed therapist and co-chair of the Central Oklahoma Two-Spirit Society, Kelley Blair (They/Them/Their), and other Oklahoma-based LGBTQIA2S+ leaders discussing the ways the LGBTQIA2S+ community finds healing and resilience within our community.
Lawyer in the Center 
Tuesday, June 8, 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. 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.
LGBTQ + Ruth featuring women+ of Oklahomans for Equality!
Tuesday, June 8, 7:00 p.m.
Online Event

In Her Honor presents LGBTQ + Ruth featuring women+ of Oklahomans for Equality! Join us for inspirations of RBG and the LGBTQ community and learn about the intersectional and inclusive work of OKEQ.

In Her Honor is a series of events celebrating Ruth Bader Ginsburg's contributions to women’s rights. The monthly presentations by notable women from our community and beyond celebrate and inform us of the progress women have made toward equality, equity, and justice.

All are welcome to attend, regardless of gender identity. The Women of All Souls looks forward to engaging programs and conversations. All who identify as women are welcome to join Women of All Souls on the first, third, and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 7 pm!

Register below to access the link.
Name and Gender Marker Change Clinic
Wednesday, June 9, 5:30 p.m. 
2nd Wednesday of the Month
Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th St., Pride Street
Tulsa, OK 74120


Name and Gender Marker Change Clinic - Legal Extern

The OkEq Name and Gender Marker Change Clinic welcomes Rebecca Sheetz as an extern for the summer. In this role, she will assist attorney Joshua Payton with client name changes with an emphasis on research and writing. 

Rebecca has completed her first year at the University of Tulsa College of Law and is a graduate of Oklahoma State University (B.S.B.A. Nonprofit Management, 2020). She served as the fundraising chair for Pete’s Pet Posse throughout college, a program providing therapy dogs to OSU’s campus. 

In law school, Rebecca has been able to get involved with Phi Alpha Delta, the Federal Bar Association, Tulsa Bar Association, and Paw Law. She also received the prestigious Cali Award for Future Excellence in Torts. 

“I wanted to work for the Name and Gender Marker Change Clinic because I’ve witnessed the constant harassment that transgender people face in Oklahoma and desire to do everything I can to prevent that harassment from continuing, specifically in legal processes. Like all people, trans individuals in Oklahoma have a right to body autonomy and freedom to live their authentic lives as they choose.” 

“I am honored to have the opportunity to work with the Name and Gender Marker Change Clinic at the Equality Center this summer and look forward to helping our clients achieve their legal goals.”
GEN Q: Third (Second) Thursday in the Rainbow Room
Thursday, June 10, 8:00 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. We will attend Third Thursdays in the Rainbow Room together!

Wear a mask!
There will be a cash bar at this event.
Gen Q is an open group for LGBTQIA+ young adults 18-26ish.
You must RSVP to reserve your ticket for Gen Q members!
PRIDE Day at Oaklake Trails Naturist Park
Saturday, June 12, 10:00 a.m.
Oaklake Trails Naturist Park
24601 Milfay Rd.
Depew, OK 74028

Join Oaklake Trails Naturist Park as we gear up for Tulsa Pride and celebrate Pride On the Mother Road!  Come and spend a day in the sun and a dip in the pool! 
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For more information and itinerary follow:
OKEQ Compas Conectando
Sunday, June 13, 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.
En el Dennis R. Neill Equality Center en Tulsa, Oklahoma, hay muchos eventos, grupos de apoyo, grupos sociales, consejería y servicios médicos. mira abajo
Neurodiversity Tulsa
Tuesday, June 15, 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:
SPIRIT: Interfaith Happy Hour  
Thursday, June 17, 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.

This week, our guest host is Rev. Dr. Donnie Anderson, whose credentials are recognized by the United Methodist Church, the United Church of Christ, and the American Baptist Churches USA. She currently serves as an educator, counselor, and social activist and lives in Rhode Island.

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 practice
GEN Q PRIDE RIDE
Thursday, June 17, 6:30 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 week we are partnering with This Machine Tulsa for a Pride Bike Ride from the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center to the Gathering Place!
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.
TULSA PRIDE ON YOUR STREET RETURNS

In addition to Tulsa Pride 2021 taking place downtown on June 25-27, OKEQ is excited to announce the return of the Tulsa Pride on Your Street house decorating competition! 

Tulsa Pride Inside is where Pride Street comes to YOUR street. Join us by decorating your house, apartment, yard, car, or business with PRIDE with a chance to win a gift basket from our fabulous Equality Business Alliance Members. Tulsa Pride Queen Kitty Marie Legacy and King Blaze Khrystian will be our judges alongside Tulsa Pride Emeritus Scrappy Legacy and Anita Richards.
Winners will be announced at Tulsa Pride 2021 on June 26! 
Pooches for Pride Picture Contest

Is your pooch ready for pride?
Pooches for Pride is an online fundraiser for Tulsa Pride 2021. Nominate your dog by donating $1 (or more), and your friends, neighbors, and LGBTQ+ buddies can vote for your pup to win Pride Pet Supplies and a Pride Store gift card for you!

We will also show your pet's picture on our Pride mainstage!

Pets must be registered by June 21st!
Winners will be announced on June 26th!
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:
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.  
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.
Tulsa Threat vs. Iowa Phoenix
Saturday, June 19, 7:00p.m.
Catoosa High School
2000 S. Cherokee St.
Catoosa, OK 74015
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.
Post Name / Gender Marker Change Workshop
Wednesday, July 7, 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.
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
Grateful Day Foundation Wellness Retreat

The 2021 HIV Wellness Retreat is just around the corner. Thursday 8/26/21 to Sunday 8/29/21. Follow the links below to sign up to attend the retreat, and then pre-pay your fees via the OkEq E-Store. 
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 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 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  
or
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, June 10th, 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.
Tery DeShong
Shannon Gordon Fair
Joe Guetlein
Darci Hazelwood, D.O.
Monique Washington
Justin Ross
Stephen Rundell


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




Board of Advisors
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.
Ty Morgan
Whitney Cipolla




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