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Jenny Archer packs condom kits to be distributed during OKC Pride Week. | Photo Laura Eastes

Community organizations stand up for HIV education and prevention

Community organizations stand up for HIV education and prevention

A 2014 Kaiser Family Foundation report shows 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV.

Paula Sophia Schonauer speaks at a protest for transgender rights at the Oklahoma State Capitol, Tuesday, May 24, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Activist Paula Sophia Schonauer uses logic, compassion to confront intolerance

“The rhetoric of ISIS against the LGBT community isn’t much different from a lot of people on the Christian right,” Schonauer said.

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Freedom Oklahoma directs focus on municipalities and LGBTQ nondiscrimination ordinances

“When you have a minority group who are targeted by hate crimes and violence, it is the duty of the government and elected officials to step up and show respect to that community,” Stevenson said.

Read it here: Full Islamic Society of Greater OKC statement on Orlando attack

This heinous act contradicts the Holy Month plus the very teachings and practices of Islam. This is against our beliefs.

Read it here: Full OKC Pride statement on OKC Pride events and Orlando nightclub attack

Pride was born of a need to stand up against oppression, discrimination and to fight for equality.

Kim Haywood and Lance McDaniel pose for a photo at the deadCenter offices, Friday, May 27, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

deadCenter Film Festival: Organizers have built an event with universal appeal

“We always want to be doing something that gives back to the community,” Blaschke said, “and in a way where everyone can participate.”

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