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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

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.

Jerod Tate poses for a photo at his home studio, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Native composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate wrote what is believed to be the first Chickasaw-language oratorio

The piece is for a full orchestra, a full adult chorus, a children’s chorus and three vocal soloists (a soprano, a tenor and a baritone).

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