Board of Directors:
Jackson Babb- Chair
Cristopher Pendergraft - Secretary
Shaun Miller- Treasurer
Lisa Herald – Member-at-Large
Julian Pendergraft - Member-at-Large
Dana Kausek - Member-at-Large
Chris Smith - Member-at-Large
Members at Payne County Pride 2019
Our Mission: The mission of the Enid Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Coalition is to serve the needs of our diverse community by building connections and by encouraging acceptance of all.
The Enid LGBT Coalition was formed in 2011 with the intention of gathering like-minded yet unique individuals, and using their combined resources, to continuously grow the acceptance of, and celebration of, diversity in our community. Some see putting an end to discrimination as a journey, and some see it as a destination. We believe that bringing people to a place of broader acceptance is a journey, a destination, and our responsibility. In order to most effectively facilitate and deliver the progress our community needs, an educational 501 (c)(3) tax exempt organization was formed, and is now known as Enid LGBTQ+ Coalition.
What do we do?
Enid LGBTQ+ Coalition serves Enid and Northwest Oklahoma. Through a variety of educational experiences, people can begin to see that embracing diversity is beneficial to themselves and their community. People don’t become more accepting because someone told them they should. People become more accepting because they themselves have a growth experience with diversity. We look forward to building relationships by demonstrating our commitment to pursue excellence, create unity, and be of service to all members of our community. Enid Lesbian, Gay. Bisexual, and Transgender Coalition strives to serve the public by doing three things.
Contribute, Communicate, and Connect.
Contribute: We enrich our own lives as well as the lives of others when we serve our community and help facilitate improvement all around us. Reaching out and helping those in need demonstrates our belief that when you help one other person or group of people, it has a positive benefit for all. The Coalition membership aims to serve with other help organizations and quality of life improvement efforts whenever possible.
Coalition members delivering pet food donations to Enid SPCA.