Scott J. Hamilton
Scott J. Hamilton served as executive director of the former Cimarron Alliance Equality Center in Oklahoma City. Scott has substantial social justice experience working with and on behalf of underserved populations. These include persons in recovery, LGBT elders, inner-city children, and people living with HIV and AIDS in New York, Haiti, Kenya, and Zambia.
A native Oklahoman, Scott spent most of his career in New York City where he was a frequent guest lecturer at Columbia, City College of New York, Rutgers, Princeton, and New York University, presenting on the challenges facing the LGBT community. In Oklahoma, Scott has presented numerous lectures at OU, OSU, OCCC, OCU, OSU-OKC, OU Health Sciences Center, Rose State, multiple state agencies, houses of worship, and federal correctional facilities. Often called upon to offer expert observations on civil rights issues, particularly surrounding the LGBT community, Scott has been seen on television news broadcasts and quoted in publications around the world.
Scott has published numerous articles in a broad array of fields including mainstreaming of special needs children into regular classroom settings, community support of older LGBT persons, the need for political advocacy, a faith-based approach to embracing the gay community, and the need for increased parental involvement in public education.