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Phillips Murrah Director Jim Roth Holds Court as 2023 OKC Pride Parade Grand Marshal

By October 5th, 2023No Comments
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Jim Roth and his friend Ellington Dorr rode together during the 2023 OKC Pride Parade.

Congratulations to Phillips Murrah Director Jim Roth for being selected as Grand Marshal for the 2023 OKC Pride Parade, which was held on Sunday, June 4.

From The Oklahoma City Sentinel’s coverage of the parade:

As this year’s parade Grand Marshal, attorney and former Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner Jim Roth rode with his friend Ellington Dorr in the iconic red T-Bird convertible owned by Harold Watson and seen each year in the OKC Pride Parade.

“As a young gay man coming out in Oklahoma City in the 1990s, I found great comfort in the annual expression of community and belonging that is the OKC Pride Parade tradition,” Roth said. “It still gives me hope for today’s young people. Which is why it was such an honor to participate as this year’s Grand Marshal and cheer on all those who can benefit from love, pride and hope.”

See The Oklahoma City Sentinel’s full story here.

Click below to see a video of Jim as Grand Marshal.