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OHR and TOHR Logo History and History Highlights 1980-2006.pdf

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A small conservative town in Oklahoma confronts the issue of gay rights as one of its own evokes the wrath of an outside hate group.

Michael Shackelford loves his truck. And he loves Merle Haggard. Not unusual for an 18-year-old in Sand…

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Newspaper article covering Tulsa Pride 2007. 2007 was the 25th anniversary of pride. Between 15,000 and 18,000 people attended the parade and festivities held at Veterans Park. Tim Williams, OKEQ public relations coordinator, is quoted about the…

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Newspaper article covering the Church of the Holy Spirit and their defection to a splinter Episcopal group over the approval of an openly gay bishop.

On March 19, 1976, Mr. John Faires, of the Tulsa Gay Community Caucus, appeared before the city's Board of Commissioners to speak on the matter of gay civil rights. Mr. Faires said "on behalf of the gay population of Tulsa (we) respectfully ask that…

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Newspaper article about Tulsa City Council delaying voting on a permit for Pride 1999. Councilor Darla Hall, absent from the meeting, requested that the vote be postponed. She also delayed the vote in the previous week’s meeting, even though the city…

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Newspaper article covering controversy surrounding Tulsa Pride 1999. Councilor Darla Hall requested delays in granting permit for parade. District 9 City Councilor Brady Pringle comments on the city’s hands being tied. One speaker, Ann Tranberg, was…

Covers plans by Westboro Baptist Church to picket Tulsa’s Gay Pride 1998, as well as City Hall, Oral Roberts University, and First Methodist, First Lutheran (ELCA), Trinity Episcopal, St. John’s Episcopal, and All Souls Unitarian churches. The group…

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Dr. Lee Badgett, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts - Dinner and Discussion at All Souls Unitarian Church, Tulsa

Dinner discussion at All Souls Unitarian Church

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Article covering Pride 2009. Discussion about the growing acceptance of LGBT rights in the United States. Focus is on resistance from within the state and support from Tulsa. Noah Blatt, 9 years old, was grand marshal of the parade after donating $11…

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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.…

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Letter from Tulsa Oklahoman for Human Rights Director of Fundraising/Events Greg Gatewood to Eric Watson, Director of Diversity at Williams Companies.

Series by Anne Hull, Washington Post Staff Writer

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Three photos from Tulsa’s Pride 2019. The top features a woman twirling a rainbow Pride flag. Features caption mentioning that 2019’s pride coincided with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Bottom left shows two girls, one identified as…
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