The purpose of Other Options, Inc. is to provide food, resources, services, and education to at-risk individuals and families with a focus on those affected by HIV and AIDS.[br][br]The primary program at Other Options is the Friends Food Pantry which provides nutrient dense food, nutrition formula, and toiletries to over 1,200 adults and children able to shop monthly. A delivery program for homebound and bedfast individuals/families that provides food baskets and easy to prepare meals is also in place at Other Options.[br][br]Other Options is an all volunteer agency, relying on caring people who give their time and energy. Their need for volunteers is as constant as the need for services. As a volunteer, you can use your talents and skills, learn a new one, teach others. Contact Other Options, Inc. to volunteer, donate or subscribe to their mailing list, and help make a difference in our local community!
Archive for Community
These are just a few of the many amazing groups that are committed to the LGBT community, both locally, regionally and around the world!
Oklahomans for Equality (OkEq) seeks equal rights for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) individuals and families through advocacy, education, programs, alliances, and the operation of the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center.[br][br]Serving LGBT Oklahomans and their allies since 1980, Oklahomans for Equality is home to a diverse, vibrant, and engaged community of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons, knowledgeable staff, and dedicated volunteers.
InterPride is the international organization that ties Pride together globally. InterPride’s vision is a world where there is full cultural, social and legal equality for all. [br][br]InterPride’s Mission is to increase the capacity of its network of LGBTI Pride organizations around the world to raise awareness of cultural, social and legal inequality, and to effect positive change through education, collaboration, advocacy and outreach. [br][br]InterPride acts as a source of education and a stepping-stone to elevating community interaction for Pride events worldwide. They promote Pride on an international level and increase networking opportunities and communication among Pride organizations. [br][br]You can find more information on InterPride at InterPride.org.
The NOH8 Campaign is a charitable organization whose mission is to promote marriage, gender and human equality through education, advocacy, social media, and visual protest.[br][br]On November 4, 2020 Proposition 8 passed in California, amending the state Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. The defeat provoked a groundswell of initiative within the GLBT community at a grassroots level, with many new political and protest organizations being formed in response.[br][br]The NOH8 Campaign is a photographic silent protest created by celebrity photographer Adam Bouska (http://www.bouska.net) and partner Jeff Parshley in direct response to the passage of Proposition 8. Photos feature subjects with duct tape over their mouths, symbolizing their voices being silenced by Prop 8 and similar legislation around the world, with “NOH8″ painted on one cheek in protest.
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.[br][br]OKC Pride is in the process of establishing more connection with this great organization, to help bring their services to the Oklahoma region.[br][br]Check out their website for lots of great educational materials and help, as well as ways that you can personally get involved!