Stonewall activism made its way to Tulsa

Title

Stonewall activism made its way to Tulsa

Subject

Pride 2019

Description

Newspaper article covering the history of Tulsa’s LGBT community, stonewall, and the evolution of Pride in Tulsa. Toby Jenkins interviewed about OKEQ’s history. Discusses Tulsa Police Department’s harassment of LGBT folk in the 70’s. Activist John M. Faires interviewed. Tulsa Tribune articles quoted disparaging homosexuals. Discusses local businesses attitudes toward homosexuality, most not wanting to hire LGBT people but most willing to have them as customers. Housing discrimination also discussed. Tom Neal discusses his history of advocacy. Article mentions creating of H.O.P.E. Neal comments on the effect of Stonewall on Tulsa 50 years after the fact, says he is shocked by current political climate. Includes AP photo of gay activists and allies protesting a speech by Anita Bryant outside the Oklahoma State Capitol on Feb. 21, 1978. Also has Tulsa World file photo of woman holding pride flag.

Creator

Ginnie Graham
Tulsa World

Source

Tulsa World

Publisher

Tulsa World

Date

June 30, 2019

Contributor

Ginnie Graham
Tulsa World

Format

Newspaper article
7x15'
10x7'

Language

English

Type

Newspaper article

Identifier

Tulsa World, June 30, 2019 pp. G1, G3

Coverage

Tulsa Pride 2019, Stonewall, Toby Jenkins, Anita Bryant, John M. Faires, Gay Community Caucus, Tulsa Community Relations Committee, homophobia, Oklahomans for Human Rights, Tom Neal, Susan Savage, Tulsa Government, Tulsa World, Tulsa Tribune, H.O.P.E., HIV, AIDS, workplace protections, Oklahomans for Equality

Original Format

Newspaper article

Files

Stonewall activism 1of2.jpg
Stonewall activism 2of2.jpg

Collection

Citation

Ginnie Graham Tulsa World, “Stonewall activism made its way to Tulsa,” OKEQ History Project, accessed August 6, 2020, https://history.okeq.org/items/show/127.