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A friend from Tulsa Oklahoma
Less than an hour from the Missouri border lies Tulsa Oklahoma, a beautiful city amidst naturally forested rolling hills, with stately homes along the Arkansas River, in what's known as "Green Country." Once called "Oil Capitol of the World" the city's economy has diversified. But a legacy of that wealth has been to make Tulsa the cultural and arts center of the region, with two renowned art museums, full-time professional opera and ballet companies, and fifteen institutions of higher education. Some of the nation's best and most numerous examples of art deco architecture can be seen here. Small wonder it's such a magnet for gay folk from all around these parts. The city has a thriving gay community of bars, shops, restaurants, services and festive gay pride events early each June.
Bars, cruising, and more
End Up Club (424 S Memorial) nightly pool games and male dancers from 10pm.
Bamboo Lounge (7204 E Pine St) OK's oldest gay bar with outdoor patios, pool games, darts and volleyball. Sunday brunch, barbeque and male dancer.
Club 209 (209 N Boulder) comfortable cocktail and video lounge with big divan seats and live music entertainment ,
Club Majestic (124 N Boston) popular gay dance club, good sound and lights, patio, live entertainment and amateur talent, 18-plus Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Club Maverick (822 S Sheridan) Country and Western music dance bar open daily, talent show Wednesdays, drag on Sundays, line dancing Fridays and Saturdays.
Hideaways Tropical Lounge (11730 E 11th) has live entertainment, Saturday night Dating Game, and Sunday piano cabaret.
New Age Renegade (1649 S Main St) show bar with nightly entertainment including drag, karaoke and monthly "Twisted Theatre" production shows.
TNT's (2114 S. Memorial) women's bar with DJs and live music every Friday and some Saturdays.
Tulsa Eagle (1338 E 3rd St) mostly men's Levi leather and live music bar where everyone's welcome.
Yellow Brick Road Pub (2630 E 15th St) a midtown neighborhood tavern for men and women, gay or straight.
Dreamland Video (8807 E. Admiral) offers video sales and rentals as well as
Tulsa's best and only private viewing rooms.
For local gay news explore the pages of Metro Star News.
Tulsa Pride & Diversity 2009 took place on June 6th, with a parade and festival. See TulsaPride.org for future events.
The Sooner State Rodeo Association promotes rodeo, offering participation and fundraising to the GLBT community of the Tulsa area. Their website lists upcoming events.