About

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John Gibbons was elected President of OKC Pride in 2016.

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Gordon is a R.N. has been active in health care for most of his adult life and recently retired after working in nurse management serving as a house supervisor for a local hospital.  Holding degrees from Cameron University in both business and nursing he also has prior business experience working for property management firms and property and casualty insurance.

Gordon learned politics at an early age having served in the Oklahoma State Legislature for three terms as he was first elected at the age of 21.  He has been listed as Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges,  Personalities of the South, and Campaign Chairman for the American Cancer Society in Comanche County.

Above all, Gordon considers his greatest accomplishment as being a life partner with the late James R. ” Jim” Young for over 19 years.

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Kelley Blair was elected Secretary of OKC Pride in 2015. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at Oklahoma State University teaching psychology and is a licensed mental health therapist with over 15 years working in the helping field with therapeutic and advocacy experience the LGBTAT community. She also has experience lobbing at the Capitol related to social justice issues with diverse populations. Kelley also has skills in research, grant writing, funding raising and program evaluation. She has worked as program director for numerous non-profit agencies and currently is in private practice.

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Blaine Moore grew up in southern Kansas and was a high school math teacher in south central and southwest Kansas for 15 years. He moved to Oklahoma City in 1993 and worked for a tutoring center as a math instructor and then was promoted to director. He bought the center in 2002 and continues to be active with that business. Blaine is a member of the south Chamber where he is active with the education committee. He is also active in his church having served as elder, deacon, Sunday School teacher, and a leader in the Stephen Ministry program. He and his partner, Hank, will celebrate 25 years together this year. Blaine is pleased to be able to serve our community as Treasurer of the Pride Board.

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OKC Price is a non-profit corporation led by a Board of Directors who are elected by all community members of OKC Pride. It is a true grassroots organization and anyone who supports the goals of OKC Pride is welcome to become a member. The Board of Directors is lead by a team of Officers who hold some specific responsibilities as spelled out in our bylaws. Click on the headers in the biography sections below to view the complete bio of each of our officers and board members.

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If you’d like to help, become a volunteer” background_layout=”dark” text_orientation=”center” /][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section transparent_background=”off” background_color=”#ffffff” allow_player_pause=”off” inner_shadow=”off” parallax=”on” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”1_3″][et_pb_blurb admin_label=”Education and Outreach” title=”Education and Outreach” url_new_window=”off” use_icon=”on” font_icon=”” icon_color=”#d33247″ use_circle=”on” circle_color=”#a50519″ use_circle_border=”off” circle_border_color=”#7EBEC5″ icon_placement=”top” animation=”top” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left”]The Education & Outreach committee partners with other local, national and global LGBT organizations to provide education and resources for issues pertinent to the OKC LGBT community. If your passion lies in these areas and you would like to help, please volunteer![/et_pb_blurb][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_3″][et_pb_blurb admin_label=”Entertainment” title=”Entertainment” url_new_window=”off” use_icon=”on” font_icon=”” icon_color=”#d33247″ use_circle=”on” circle_color=”#a50519″ use_circle_border=”off” circle_border_color=”#7EBEC5″ icon_placement=”top” animation=”top” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left”]The main objective of the Entertainment committee is to secure entertainment for our annual Pride Week. Volunteers on this committee get exposure to both local and national entertainers. Tasks include hospitality, travel arrangements and accommodations, contracts and venue arrangements. It’s a huge task, and we’d love to have your help![/et_pb_blurb][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_3″][et_pb_blurb admin_label=”Events” title=”Events” url_new_window=”off” use_icon=”on” font_icon=”” icon_color=”#d33247″ use_circle=”on” circle_color=”#a50519″ use_circle_border=”off” circle_border_color=”#7EBEC5″ icon_placement=”top” animation=”top” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left”]The Events committee organizes, promotes and facilitates OKC Pride events throughout the year. Events can range from fundraisers to charities, from block parties to awareness activities, and everything in between. Volunteering with the Events committee is a great way to get, and stay, connected with the LGBT community in OKC![/et_pb_blurb][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”1_3″][et_pb_blurb admin_label=”Festival” title=”Festival” url_new_window=”off” use_icon=”on” font_icon=”” icon_color=”#d33247″ use_circle=”on” circle_color=”#a50519″ use_circle_border=”off” circle_border_color=”#7EBEC5″ icon_placement=”top” animation=”top” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left”]The Festival is one of the centerpieces of the annual Pride Week festivities. Organization and logistics are important here. If you would like to help plan and organize this year’s Festival, drop us a line via email or the volunteer form![/et_pb_blurb][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_3″][et_pb_blurb admin_label=”Fundraising & Finance” title=”Fundraising & Finance” url_new_window=”off” use_icon=”on” font_icon=”” icon_color=”#d33247″ use_circle=”on” circle_color=”#a50519″ use_circle_border=”off” circle_border_color=”#7EBEC5″ icon_placement=”top” animation=”top” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left”]The Fundraising & Finance committee explores ways to raise money for Pride activities that happen throughout the year. Fundraising & Finance are closely tied to Events. If you have experience in fundraising, or have community connections that you would like to volunteer for the Fundraising & Finance committee’s use, please let us know![/et_pb_blurb][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_3″][et_pb_blurb admin_label=”Membership” title=”Membership” url_new_window=”off” use_icon=”on” font_icon=”” icon_color=”#d33247″ use_circle=”on” circle_color=”#a50519″ use_circle_border=”off” circle_border_color=”#7EBEC5″ icon_placement=”top” animation=”top” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left”]The Membership committee helps to organize and track OKC Pride membership, and makes an effort to grow our numbers through membership drives and promotions. Our community is diverse, and helping with the Membership team allows for broader exposure to all our members’ great qualities, personalities and talents. We would love to have you involved![/et_pb_blurb][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”1_3″][et_pb_blurb admin_label=”Parade” title=”Parade” url_new_window=”off” use_icon=”on” font_icon=”” icon_color=”#d33247″ use_circle=”on” circle_color=”#a50519″ use_circle_border=”off” circle_border_color=”#7EBEC5″ icon_placement=”top” animation=”top” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left”]The Parade committee specifically focuses on planning and facilitating all aspects of the annual Pride Parade that occurs during the OKC Pride weekend in spring or early summer. Communication, organization and a head for logistics are important here. If you would like to help organize a great parade for the upcoming Pride Week, please send us an email or use the volunteer form to let us know![/et_pb_blurb][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_3″][et_pb_blurb admin_label=”Public Relations” title=”Public Relations” url_new_window=”off” use_icon=”on” font_icon=”” icon_color=”#d33247″ use_circle=”on” circle_color=”#a50519″ use_circle_border=”off” circle_border_color=”#7EBEC5″ icon_placement=”top” animation=”top” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left”]The PR / Communications committee communicates directly with the press and membership through a variety of mediums, including print, digital and broadcast. If you have writing skills or a background in media and would like to help in those areas, then this committee is for you![/et_pb_blurb][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_3″][et_pb_blurb admin_label=”Volunteers” title=”Volunteers” url_new_window=”off” use_icon=”on” font_icon=”” icon_color=”#d33247″ use_circle=”on” circle_color=”#a50519″ use_circle_border=”off” circle_border_color=”#7EBEC5″ icon_placement=”top” animation=”top” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left”]The Volunteers committee helps to connect volunteers (like you!) to the various committee chairs based on what your interests are. If you would like to volunteer, you can submit your volunteer form using the Volunteer Now! button at the bottom of any page on our site![/et_pb_blurb][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section fullwidth=”on” specialty=”off” transparent_background=”off” background_color=”#3ca733″ allow_player_pause=”off” inner_shadow=”off” parallax=”off” parallax_method=”off”][et_pb_fullwidth_header admin_label=”Fullwidth Header” title=”Our Sponsors” subhead=”Our sponsors are amazing individuals, companies and organizations” background_layout=”dark” text_orientation=”center” /][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”1_4″][et_pb_blurb admin_label=”COX” title=”COX” url_new_window=”off” use_icon=”off” icon_color=”#7EBEC5″ use_circle=”off” circle_color=”#7EBEC5″ use_circle_border=”off” circle_border_color=”#7EBEC5″ image=”http://www.okcpride.org/NEW/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/cox.png” icon_placement=”top” animation=”top” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left”]TV, Phone, Internet, Home Security and Tech Solutions services from Cox Communications. Cox helps you bring your digital life to life.[/et_pb_blurb][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_4″][et_pb_blurb admin_label=”Party Galaxy” title=”Party Galaxy” url_new_window=”off” use_icon=”off” icon_color=”#7EBEC5″ use_circle=”off” circle_color=”#7EBEC5″ use_circle_border=”off” circle_border_color=”#7EBEC5″ image=”http://www.okcpride.org/NEW/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/party-galaxy.png” icon_placement=”top” animation=”top” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left”]Party Galaxy, Great selection of Costumes and Halloween mask wigs and hats. balloons and baby to Over the Hill and all that falls between.[/et_pb_blurb][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_4″][et_pb_blurb admin_label=”AT&T” title=”AT&T” url_new_window=”off” use_icon=”off” icon_color=”#7EBEC5″ use_circle=”off” circle_color=”#7EBEC5″ use_circle_border=”off” circle_border_color=”#7EBEC5″ image=”http://www.okcpride.org/NEW/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/att.png” icon_placement=”top” animation=”top” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left”]AT&T Inc. is an American multinational telecommunications corporation, headquartered at Whitacre Tower in downtown Dallas, Texas.[/et_pb_blurb][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_4″][et_pb_blurb admin_label=”Anheuser-Busch” title=”Anheuser-Busch” url_new_window=”off” use_icon=”off” icon_color=”#7EBEC5″ use_circle=”off” circle_color=”#7EBEC5″ use_circle_border=”off” circle_border_color=”#7EBEC5″ image=”http://www.okcpride.org/NEW/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/budweiser.png” icon_placement=”top” animation=”top” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left”]Anheuser-Busch Companies operates as one of several subsidiaries in the North America zone unit of AB InBev, and it produces and distributes hundreds of products from the AB InBev portfolio.[/et_pb_blurb][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”1_4″][et_pb_image admin_label=”The Boom” src=”http://www.okcpride.org/NEW/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/boom.png” show_in_lightbox=”off” url_new_window=”off” animation=”top” sticky=”off” /][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_4″][et_pb_image admin_label=”Tramps” src=”http://www.okcpride.org/NEW/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/tramps.png” show_in_lightbox=”off” url_new_window=”off” animation=”top” sticky=”off” /][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_4″][et_pb_image admin_label=”The Copa” src=”http://www.okcpride.org/NEW/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/copa.png” show_in_lightbox=”off” url_new_window=”off” animation=”top” sticky=”off” /][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_4″][et_pb_image admin_label=”Phoenix Rising” src=”http://www.okcpride.org/NEW/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/pheonix.png” show_in_lightbox=”off” url_new_window=”off” animation=”top” sticky=”off” /][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section][et_pb_row][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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