Tamra Jennings is a straight ally who became a volunteer and member of OKEQ since she lost her son Zachary Jennings in November of 2016. She has been a longtime advocate of the LGBTQ+ community, serving as an active member and one of the Tulsa Coordinators of the “Free Mom Hugs Tour”. Tamra marched in Tulsa Pride providing Free Mom Hugs to anyone who needed the love and support they may not have received from their own families. She was instrumental and the driving force behind the passage of SB 207, a law written in honor of her son that protects the privacy of Oklahoma families. Tamra also continues her work with Victory Youth Services as part of cooperative community outreach in providing free school supplies for families in need. She and her husband have been longtime advocates of same sex marriage and have written and performed civil ceremonies for members of the LGBTQ+ community. They have also created an endowment at Roger’s State University in honor of their son, who hoped to one day become a counselor who specialized in treating LGBTQ+ youth. She is a member of several support groups for parents of LGBTQ+ children, and has donated financially to Youth Services of Tulsa, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, and the CALM Center in Tulsa. She hopes to serve OKEQ by creating programs for parents and families of children who are LGBTQ+ that are looking for support, direction, and resources to better serve their children. Tamra has been married to her husband Jonathan for 21 years and wants to continue to honor her son’s memory by serving the community he was such a part of.