JayDT saidDue to all sorts of family and professional drama I'm saying my good byes to LA at the end of the month and moving to Oklahoma to be closer to family and to go back to school. Who's out there? I'm pretty freaked out about living there after years of being spoiled by the rich life that LA has offered me, but excited about the new prospects too. Any guys in Oklahoma care to say hey?
Life's not bad in Oklahoma. It's more LGBT friendly than you would expect.
The City of Tulsa just added sexual orientation to it's non-discrimination policy, 6-3 in favor. The City-County library system did the same unanimously a few days later. Oklahoma County has had an openly gay county commissioner, Jim Roth, and Okla. County has a non-discrimination policy as does Oklahoma State University (though sad to say the University of Oklahoma does not). There's an openly gay man in the Oklahoma House and there's a trangendered woman running against the lame Sally Kern too.
All that despite having Southern Baptist as the largest religious group, followed by Catholics, neither gay friendly.
OKC has a small gay club district. Tulsa has the largest LGBT community center outside of NY, Chicago and LA. If you're in OKC, you're only 3 hours from DFW.....
As for sports, there's great single track "mountain" biking trails all over the state, many very technical. Lakes all over the place for water skiing, wakeboarding, etc. Great state parks for camping, some river floating. Real strong biking/running/tri/marathon communities. And if you ski/board, you can get to NM or CO mountains in a day.
What else? People here really are pretty nice. The cost of living's very affordable. I lived in LA and appreciated much about it but there's good things here too.