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There are plenty of LGBTQ streaming options for OKC Pride Week

There are plenty of LGBTQ streaming options for OKC Pride Week

Films like The WIzard of Oz and A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 are known for their LGBT subtexts.

​Linda Lee poses for a photo at Irma's, Tuesday, June 14, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Restaurants, bars have long been welcoming havens for all lifestyles

Workers in restaurants and bars have long enjoyed a safe, welcoming atmosphere where everyone can do good work and just be themselves.

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Megan Mullally returns to home state for new comedy show at Riverwind Casino

Mullaly tells Oklahoma Gazette she loves returning home despite the state’s embarrassing politics.

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Martha Wash returns to OKC Pride with First Ladies of Disco concert

Wash, who performs at OKC Pride with First Ladies of Disco, was first exposed to the LGBT community as a background singer for Sylvester in the ’70s.

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

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.

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Massive OKC Pride Week celebrations overshadow violence and fear

“My first year involved, I think we estimated 30,000 attendees, and last year, I think we estimated 70,000 over the three days,” Clark said. “That’s a big difference.”

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.

Marina Mangiarcina poses for a photo at the Oklahoma State Capitol, Tuesday, May 31, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Marina Mangiaracina sets sights on public service

Marina Mangiaracina strives to be genuine and honest in what she does, from blogging about the Thunder to running for public office.

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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.

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