Houston LGBT History Banner Project
was made possible by the generous support
of the following underwriters:
Smith and Tony Carroll
John Steven Kellett Foundation
Weaver, Carolyn Castillo,
the project to grow, we need more help
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help Honor Our History. This site is part of the
JD Doyle Archives,
which has been approved by the IRS for 501c3 non-profit status, so all
donations are tax deductible.
a deep LGBTQ history, and the Creating Change conference, held at the
Hilton Americas, January 29 through February 2, 2014, was a perfect
opportunity to showcase it to the thousands of attendees who visited
our city for the five day event.
PHASE I PROJECT: Houston, We have History
Twenty-seven banners (30" X 65") depicting notable Houston
LGBTQ people and events were designed for their debut at the Creating
Change Conference. They were exhibited with accompanying text in catalogs
available for view at the conference, on the fourth floor of the Hilton
PHASE II & BEYOND:
In addition to this website, the information from this project will
also be housed on the Houston
ARCH wiki, magnifying the reach of the exhibit. The Montrose Center
was so impressed with the banners that they ordered a smaller version
of the set, which are now on permanent display. The banners are also
available for display in the community as "pop up museum"
events, such as at fundraising galas.
Our plan is to make additional banners (five additional ones were prepared
in February 2015, two more in September 2015, another three in September
2016, with more being developed), and we will need financial support
to continue these efforts. Costs include printing the banners on durable
vinyl with magnetic mounting, and rods for hanging at future events.
For more information,