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OKG Newsletter

Topic: LGBT

Discrimination contemplation

A recent study provides evidence of LGBT employment discrimination in Oklahoma.


Greg Horton
A new study from The Williams Institute, a think tank affiliated with University of California School of Law in Los Angeles, provides evidence of discrimination against LGBT people in Oklahoma. The study, titled “Employment Discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People in Oklahoma,” combines data from national surveys and state statistics.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A response to ‘Stoning of Sally Kern’

Kern needs to learn that America is diverse.


Scott Jones
My first experience of Rep. Sally Kern was in 2005 when she was leading the effort to get books she perceived as having a gay theme banned from public libraries in Oklahoma.
Thursday, June 16, 2011

‘Just asking'

Letters to the Editor

Nathaniel Batchelder
The Rev. Steve Kern’s Commentary (“Counterpoint: Soul concern,” June 22, Oklahoma Gazette) restates the belief shared by his wife, Rep. Sally Kern, that homosexuality is the sin that will bring down America for having displeased God.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

‘Hardly surprised'

Letters to the Editor

Larry Stem
Regarding the “Agree and disagree” letter in the July 6 Gazette:
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Walk this way

This Sunday’s AIDS Walk marks the 30th anniversary of the first diagnosed case of the disease.


Greg Horton
2 p.m. Sunday
Sonic Plaza, Reno and Mickey Mantle
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

‘Speaking truth to power’

Letters to the Editor

David Nickell
The first installment of James Cooper’s powerful cover story about the emergence of the LGBT community in Oklahoma City (“From closet to community,” Nov. 2, Oklahoma Gazette) is a reminder that social progress more often results from reactions of brave individuals willing to risk all than well-thought-out plans.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Bad move, Oklahoma City Council

Letters to the Editor

Steve Kern
As a pastor, Bible teacher and student of history, I would like to say to the City Council, your vote to add “sexual orientation” to the nondiscrimination list was a bad move.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

In God's name

Letters to the Editor

Carl Owen III
I watched with interest the debates during the Oklahoma City Council meeting concerning extending legal protection to gay and lesbian city employees.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Bad move, ‘Bad move’

Letters to the Editor

Kevin Burns
In response to “Bad move, Oklahoma City Council” (Letters, Dec. 7, Oklahoma Gazette):
Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tour de force

A traveling activist group wants Southern Nazarene University to reassess its LGBT policies.


Greg Horton
A touring group of LGBT activists, Equality Ride, is scheduled to visit Southern Nazarene University on Monday, part of what the group describes as a nationwide effort to visit schools that “openly discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals,” through university policies.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012