A Queer Notion of History

Research on gay and lesbian life makes its mark

It is not easy being gay in Oklahoma. When a leading national gay publication ranked the states according to their records on gay rights, Oklahoma came in 50th. Not one locality in the state has passed an ordinance against discrimination on the basis of sexual preference. But this inhospitable climate seems to have fostered true grit among local pioneers in gay history. Since the Tulsa Center for Gay and Lesbian History opened, in January,