"The Gayly Oklahoman" (1983 to 2006) comes to the Gayly.com website in July

Follow the changes the LGBTQ community has experienced in the last 30 years through the eyes of the staff and contributors of "The Gayly Oklahoman."

The Gayly proudly announces the addition of the past issues of The Gayly Oklahoman to its online archives. Starting in July the past issues of The Gayly Oklahoman, from the first issue in October 1983 to the last in January 2006, will be available for registered members to view on our website at www.gayly.com.

The Gayly Oklahoman was brought back in its new format and new ownership as The Gayly in November 2011. The past issues of The Gayly newspaper can be viewed in a flip version as well by registered members on The Gayly website.

Registration is free and along with the ability to view the newspaper archives of both The Gayly Oklahoman and The Gayly you will receive a daily email containing links to the most important news of the day affecting the LGBTQ community and occasional announcements of events and concerts that will be of interest to our readers.

Register today at www.gayly.com and prepare to follow the changes the LGBTQ community has experienced in the last 30 years as seen through the eyes of the staff and contributors of The Gayly Oklahoman.

For our younger readers, this is will be a window into the hard fought struggles the community won  to bring about the changes in the way we are viewed today. The early issues reference the community’s grappling with the AIDS crisis as well as blatant discrimination and harassment.

For our older readers it will be a walk down memory lane remembering the good times spent with friends and lovers. View the ads of old businesses now long gone and events that you may have long forgotten. For instance, does anyone remember The Stage Door at 3009 on N. Classen in Oklahoma City?  How about Fantasy Land Video in Tulsa?  Also, check out the monthly features Oklahoma City Community News and Tulsa Community News. See if you or your friends are mentioned.

Unfortunately, there will also be those not so good memories of those we lost and times when life was harder than it is now. During this time the LGBTQ communities throughout the country were struggling with understanding HIV and AIDS and the related complications that were taking so many friends and loved ones.

So join us now and register at www.gayly.com. Registration is free. Along with The Gayly Oklahoman archives enjoy daily news updates of the local, state and national issues affecting the LGBTQ communities in our five state region of Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri and the Texas Panhandle. Also, you’ll receive all of the archives of The Gayly newspaper. Don’t miss any issues in the event you are unable to get to a newsstand to pick up a monthly copy. The flip version is online and available to registered members. Don’t miss this opportunity! Register now at www.gayly.com.

The Gayly – June 20, 2016 @ 10:30 a.m.