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Comedian Josh Gondelman’s attitude is nice, even when his jokes aren’t

“There’s always some kind of Star Wars deep burlesque show in an abandoned steel mill in those cities,” he said. “I often find … when you go to a place where you’re like ‘I don’t know about this,’ it has a cool underbelly of people who show up for the underground thing.”

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OACF, 1219 Creative team up for World AIDS Day art show

Participating artists are encouraged to make a donation to Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund after the show.

Miss Gay Oklahoma 2016 Ry’lee Hilton (Carrie Strong / provided)

Ryan Tigner, aka Miss Gay Oklahoma 2016 Ry’lee Hilton, receives a medal from EMSA just months after earning pageant crown

Earlier this year, Ry’lee won the Miss Gay Lawton America title and then won Miss Gay Oklahoma America in only her second year competing.

(Oklahoma Gazette / artwork "Identity Flow" by Brazen Wolf)

Cover Story: Jamie Pettis curates Backfire to retaliate against the establishment and negative state stereotypes

“I think we’ll see a lot of that realness and rawness have to come out again, because everyone’s going to be feeling it,” he said. “You can’t run away from it.”

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Cover Teaser: Friday’s Backfire art show pushes back against the status quo

Backfire: A Cultural Explosion gathers visual and musical artists together on Friday to buck what they believe are largely intolerant attitudes permeating Oklahoma and its government. Artist Jamie Pettis said this show provides refuge for our marginalized communities. “I didn’t expect for this event to fall under these circumstances,” she said of it opening after

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