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ACLU-OK Announces 2019 Award Recipients

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma will honor several members of the community during their Annual Meeting and Reception, which will be held in the Forum Room of the Midwest City Library, 8143 E Reno Avenue, on Saturday April 20 at 10 a.m. The […]

Freedom Oklahoma celebrates victories made in the fight for freedom for everyone

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Freedom Oklahoma 2016 Unity Gala recently honored 21 years of LGBTQ advocacy and progress in Oklahoma. The celebration was held at the Hall of Mirrors at the Civic Center Music Hall, in downtown Oklahoma City. “We are grateful for all who attended this spectacular event to celebrate the work, victories, […]

A gentle time, in tribute to a gentleman – A fond farewell to Bob Lemon, at Church of the Open Arms

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Family and friends of Robert Dell Lemon gathered for a spiritual and deeply emotional farewell to the beloved philanthropist and attorney, loving father and passionate human rights activist, who died on October 22 at the age of 87. Rev. Kayla Bonewell, senior pastor at Church of the Open […]

Words of Love for Bob Lemon

by Ed Shadid Oklahoma City – The day after Bob Lemon’s passing on October 22, I was riding in my car with my teenage children. I was explaining why I was sad at his death: That Bob was humble, tried to make the world a better place by investing his financial resources in the community […]

Robert Dell Lemon, January 3, 1929 – October 22, 2016

Robert Dell Lemon was born January 3, 1929, in Shattuck, Oklahoma, to R.M. Lemon and Fay Taliaferro and died October 22, 2016, in Oklahoma City at age 87. He grew up in Booker, Texas, in the Dust Bowl.  Bob’s grandfather, Gustavous Erasmus Lemon, staked a claim and settled in the Cherokee Strip, Grant County, Oklahoma […]

Human rights activist Bob Lemon remembered as an Oklahoma City treasure

(L-R) Grand Marshall Bob Lemon, rode with his son Chrys Lemon, and Harold Watson in the 2013 OKC Pride Parade while daughter Robyn Lemon Sellers walks alongside waving a Pride flag. Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Robert Dell Lemon (January 3, 1929 – October 22, 2016), attorney and passionate advocate for human dignity and equality, died Saturday at his home in Oklahoma City. He was 87 years old. Born in Shattuck, Oklahoma, in 1929,  equal rights activist Bob Lemon frequently stated, “I grew up in […]

Bob Lemon, an Oklahoma City treasure, works for equality and social justice

by Darla Shelden Contributing Writer Update Sunday, October 23, 2016: Bob Lemon passed away on October 22, 2016.  We all appreciated him so much and he will be greatly missed. Born in Shattuck, Oklahoma in 1929, Oklahoma City resident and gay rights activist Bob Lemon says “I grew up in West Texas during the dustbowl […]

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