Cimarron Alliance Foundation

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Cimarron Alliance Foundation
Cimarron Alliance Foundation logo
Merged into Freedom Oklahoma
Founded 1995 (1995)
Extinction 2015 (2015)
Type Educational Charity
Area served
Method Popular Education
Slogan For a Fair and Just Oklahoma

The Cimarron Alliance Foundation was a 501(c)(3) educational organization dedicated to advocacy for Oklahoma’s LGBT citizens. Its mission was “to support educational efforts that increase personal self-esteem, promote public enlightenment and advance equality for LGBT Oklahomans".[1]

In September 2002, the group won a lawsuit against Oklahoma City after the city took down banners advocating gay and lesbian rights. Judge Robin J. Cauthron ruled that the city ordinance in question, which prohibited advocacy messages, violated the First and Fourteenth Amendments.[2]

In 2007, they organized the state's first "all-inclusive" anti-bullying conference.[3]

In 2015, The Cimarron Alliance Foundation merged with The Equality Network, a 501(4) organization in Tulsa, Oklahoma that promotes equally through legal advocacy and is now a statewide organization. The merged organization is known as Freedom Oklahoma.


  1. ^ Archived from the original on December 2, 2010. Retrieved 2013-11-01.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Francis-Smith, Janice (January 15, 2003). "OKC ponders banner ordinance proposals". Journal-Record. 
  3. ^ Walker, Devona (October 10, 2007). "School bullying gets attention". The Oklahoman.