A couple of years ago, I took my kids to see the NBA team in Oklahoma City.
When we arrived at the game, we were shocked to see a rainbow flag, a sign that my kids were proud to be LGBT.
We were also told that the Oklahoma City Thunder were a Christian team, which was a huge relief.
However, this was just the beginning.
In the following years, Oklahoma became a place where LGBT people were persecuted, and our local community was ostracized.
The Oklahoma City pride flag was banned from being flown on public property.
In 2017, a federal judge ruled that Oklahoma’s law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity violates the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution.
In 2018, the Supreme Court ruled that the state had the right to prohibit discrimination against LGBT people based on their gender identity and sexual orientation.
The next year, Oklahoma joined five other states in passing a law banning discrimination based off sexual orientation or gender identity.
The law was signed into law in 2019.
Now that I’m back in Oklahoma, the city has a new LGBT Pride flag to welcome us home.
The Oklahoma City Pride flag is designed to be an LGBT pride flag, with the words, “In honor of all of our LGBTQ Oklahomans who have made it home safely.”
I’m excited to be home to a city that has made such a difference for our community.
I recently received an email from a person who identified as transgender.
In his email, the person wrote, “It was just a few years ago when I realized I was a trans woman and wanted to celebrate my identity as such.
It has taken me a long time to understand the value of being a member of the LGBT community.
I now feel like I am finally a part of my community.”
The person’s story has resonated with me.
I’ve seen a similar transformation in my community as I have a sense of pride for our LGBT Oklahoms.
I was inspired to start my own LGBT Pride group because I want to share that experience and share the message that this city and the LGBTQ community have a special place in my heart.
I know it sounds like an overwhelming task, but I think that a good story is just one of the things that makes a good LGBT Pride story.
I’m hoping that by sharing my story and sharing my group’s message, I can help build a better community.
My group has already begun planning a Pride parade, which I’m looking forward to attending.
You can find out more about my group and its plans for Pride in Oklahoma on their Facebook page.
If you’re a local or national LGBT organization that would like to host a Pride event, you can contact me at [email protected]