Join Us for the Rescheduled OKC Pride Parade

The Pride Parade is an opportunity for the Y to engage in community-based, cross-cultural learning and celebration.
The YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City will march and ride in the OKC Pride Alliance Parade this year on Saturday, July 31. Capacity is limited for bus riders.
Date: Saturday, July 31
Time: 10 a.m. parade begins; 8-9 a.m. arrival
Where: Our designated staging area is the south side of W California between Fred Jones & Shartel
Register: Fill out this form to reserve your spot in the parade. You’ll receive more information once you’ve filled out the interest form.

Celebrating With Pride

The Y is made up of people of all ages and from every walk of life working side by side to strengthen communities. Together we work to ensure that everyone, regardless of ability, age, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, ideology, income, national origin, race or sexual orientation has the opportunity to reach their full potential with dignity. Our core values are caring, honesty, respect and responsibility – they guide everything we do.

Support AND Celebrate

We’re here for all, and that includes the LGBTQ+ community. Below are a few of the ways the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City has committed to supporting this community.
  • We offer household memberships that include up to two adults of any gender and children up to 23 years old.
  • Ally training is available at no cost to staff members.
  • We provide opportunities for private spaces in locker rooms and restrooms.
  • We use inclusive language and photography in Association-wide communications.
  • We are in the process of updating employee on-boarding materials to include an LGBTQ+ training component.
  • The YMCA values and supports our LGBTQ+ staff members and encourages them to be active and involved within the Y-USA LGBTQ+ Resource Network.
  • Staff members have access to a wide variety of educational resources, some of which are included below.

LGBTQ+ Resources

We encourage you to check out the resources below if you’re interested in supporting or learning more about this community.
  • The Trevor Project : The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) youth under 25.
  • The Trevor Project’s Coming Out Handbook: is a resource that covers a wide range of topics to support LGBTQ+ youth in exploring what coming out safely can mean for them.
  • The Family Acceptance Project: Has information for families with LGBTQ+ children.
  • The Estuary Space: Bridging Christian heritage and faith with LGBTQ+ inclusion.
  • It Gets Better Project: A multimedia platform for giving hope and encouragement to young LGBTQ+ people.
  • PFLAG: Uniting LGBTQ+ people with families, friends, and allies through 400 chapters crossing multiple generations.
  • SAGE USA: Advocacy and services for LGBTQ+ elders.
  • Tyler Clementi Foundation: Online and offline anti-bullying resources.

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