Out on the town

OKC's thriving 39th Street District is booming harder than ever with renewed spirits, recent additions, and new monthly Rainbow Crawl events.

By Brett Fieldcamp

There are only a handful of thriving, open LGBTQIA+ districts in America, and even in the face of the state’s regressive legislation and reductive attacks on our queer community, Oklahoma City still has one of the best. The 39th Street District (lovingly nicknamed “The Gayborhood”) has been going strong for decades, helping to establish Pride in OKC all the way back to the late-70s and demanding a level of respect and acknowledgement that arguably only comes with the kind of economic enclave that business owners have developed...

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