eNews 2020-01-30

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eNews 2020-01-30

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Announcing the 40th Anniversary Equality Gala
40th Anniversary Equality Gala
Saturday, April 18, 2020
6:00 p.m. at the Cox Business Center
100 Civic Center, Tulsa, OK 74103
The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Foundation
The George Kaiser Family Foundation
Anonymous
Dennis Neill and John Southard
Cresap Family Foundation
Pedistat
Dr Richard & Debra Gordon Family
American Airlines
Dr. Al Carlozzi and Renee Marshall-Carlozzi
Osage Casino
ONEOK
Kelly Kirby, CPA, PC
Dr. Tim Cole and Chance Phillips
Anne & Henry Zarrow Family Foundation
Larry Ward
Boomtown Tees & Keystone Chevrolet
Jason McVicker and Justin Clary
No one admitted under 18 unless accompanied by an adult over 21.
Click Your Heels Together
and Come Home
A decade comes to a close, and the past ten years have witnessed progress and key advances for LGBTQ+
individuals. Oklahomans for Equality will be celebrating our 40th anniversary, and we have chosen ruby red slippers
from the movie "The Wizard of Oz" as our 2020 Equality Gala emblem.
There has been significant push back against our advances for full equality, and we have seen a rise in vandalism and
violence directed as a result. We actively resisted those who would try and strip us of our victories. Creating safe
spaces, and speaking out against all forms of oppression consumes our resources and challenges us to remain unified.
You will recall Glinda the good witch told Dorothy that the ruby slippers' magic "must be very powerful or the wicked
witch of the west wouldn't want them so badly." Toward the end of the movie, after several failed attempts to go home,
Dorothy thought she would never be safe until Glinda revealed to her that she had the power all along. Dorothy had in
her power the ability to go home and live her life openly and freely all along.
For forty years, Oklahomans for Equality has been telling LGBTQ+ individuals and their families you had the power
within you all along. We help our constituents learn to stand up for themselves and others who are marginalized.
Please consider being a sponsor of the 2020 Equality Gala so we can continue to help individuals and families find the
magic within them to live authentic empowered lives.
Toby Jenkins
CEO and Executive Director
Oklahomans for Equality
and the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
Oklahomans for Equality | 918-743-4297 | 621 E. 4th St., Tulsa, OK 74120 | www.okeq.org
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