This is the 3rd annual commitment ceremony for OKC Pride, but this year you can legalize your union on the main stage standing before the community. Some of you have already married however, you can still participate in renewing your vows or recommitment. ALL couples are welcome! On Saturday, June 20th at 2PM on the Main Stage.
On June 16th at the Oklahoma City Zoo, OKC Prides Annual Mental Health, Prevention and Education Symposium will address ways as a community break barriers within the LGBTQT community and provide quality services. Sessions begin at 10am.
Concert & Block Party
A special entertainment treat for our community
As a special entertainment treat for our community, we host an evening Block Party on the Friday night of our annual Pride Week. The block party takes place on “The Strip”, and includes beer sales, food trucks, and more.
The highlight of the Friday night Block Party is an open-air concert. In the past we’ve had the Pointer Sisters, Taylor Dayne and Martha Wash, and we look forward to continuing this solid tradition by bringing more big-name acts to our party!
This Years Headliners
Village PeopleFormed in 1977, Village People have sold over 100 million records worldwide and recently received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Known for their high energy shows and mega-hits like YMCA, Macho Man, and In the Navy, the group continues to tour and make appearances around the world.
En VogueAssembled in Oakland, California in July 1989, En Vogue launched with original members Cindy Herron, Maxine Jones, Dawn Robinson and Terry Ellis. The inspiration for the group came when production duo of Foster and Mc Elroy envisioned a modern-day girl group in the tradition of the 1950s/1960s female trios.
To conclude our Pride Week each year, we celebrate inclusiveness, diversity and community in a dazzling afternoon parade
2015 Grand Marshal
The OKC Pride Board of Directors is proud to name Mary Arbuckle the Grand Marshal of the 2015 OKC Pride Parade. Arbuckle has been a champion for those in need throughout Oklahoma City and surrounding communities for many years as the Executive Director of Other Options and the Other Options Food Pantry, a nonprofit organization founded to provide assistance to individuals living with HIV/AIDS. She follows in the footsteps of the organization’s founder and her mother, the late Cookie Arbuckle.
Mary is also active in the leadership of the Oklahoma Gay Rodeo Association and a key supporter of numerous other nonprofit organizations, including AIDS Arbuckle named Grand Marshal Walk, Food Bank of Oklahoma, AIDS Care Fund and OKC Pride.
No matter where there is a need in the community, Mary Arbuckle is there to pitch in and make sure the job gets done. When she is not leading the charge in the nonprofit community, she and her wife, Line Henneman, enjoy working and relaxing on the Mini-Ha-Ha Ranch.
We could not be more proud to honor and thank Mary for her years of service to the community, support for OKC Pride and thousands of individuals she has helped along the way. Please join OKC Pride in congratulating our 2015 OKC Pride Parade Grand Marshal, Mary Arbuckle!
To conclude our Pride Week each year, we celebrate inclusiveness, diversity and community in a dazzling afternoon parade. The City of OKC has recently confirmed this event to be the largest parade in the city. The 2014 parade featured as Grand Marshals Mary Bishop, Sharon Baldwin, Sue Barton and Gay Phillips, the plaintiffs in the ongoing Oklahoma Marriage Equality Lawsuit. The parade was full of energy, and drew a crowd of more than 32,000 attendees! We are so proud of the community that our parade represents, and we are excited to keep on bringing this top-notch event to the city!
The annual OKC Pride Festival has grown into a two-day event during Saturday and Sunday of our Pride Week
This year’s festival featured booths from a wide variety of organizations, including:
- Local food trucks
- Local and regional artists
- National corporations
- Activist organizations and campaigns
- Local churches and charities
- Local businesses and agencies
- Many more!
We are so proud of this festival’s success, and we are committed to growing this festival each year into a truly top-notch event!