Chris Shoaf is a current member of the Advisory Board to Oklahomans for Equality, serving as the Legislative Advisor. In the past year Chris has reviewed some 1400 pieces of legislation, spent 30+ days at the State Capitol in committee meetings and talking to legislators. He has also spent numerous overnights within Oklahoma City at his own expense. This year he made certain that numerous pieces of legislation attacking our community died in committee or on the chamber floor.
Chris also serves as a member of the Oklahoma HIV and Hepatitis Planning Council (OHHPC), and has helped to draft a legislative bill that would update Oklahoma’s HIV prevention education mandate for schools. He is also a Co-Organizer for the Tulsa Infectious Disease and AIDS League (TIDAL), a group that brings together professionals to address the prevention and care continuum of HIV and other transmittable medical conditions.
Currently, Chris has an interest in immigration reform. It is his belief that this is an extremely important topic that has been shifted to the backburner, but should be brought to the front as a humanitarian emergency. He is working with other groups to end the immigration detainment program at the Tulsa County Jail.
His position managing Club Majestic also allows him the opportunity to hear honest opinions regarding Oklahomans for Equality from the public, whether they are a member or non-member of Oklahomans for Equality. Chris seeks to have open and honest communication with people from our community who have concerns about any issue, whether it relates to Oklahomans for Equality or a general issue. He believes that communication and education are key to change.
Chris will continue to promote diversity and inclusion among the Board, and through Oklahomans for Equality. It is his belief that together our intersectionality is stronger than the politics of division.
Chris is a tireless advocate for so many people, and his acumen speaks for itself.