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"Honorary GM" morphed into "Ally GM" in 2012, though a number of Honorary GMs
(not voted but chosen) have appeared in recent years

1979

   

1980

    

above right, pinback button

   

   

below, Pride hankie given out by the Montrose Counseling Center (scan courtesy of Steve Sobota)

1981

   

1982

   

The button above right went for $67 on eBay in September 2018, unfortunately not to me

    

below, coins given out when GMs were announced

1983

  

above, pinback button

   

1984

       

GMs Rick Grossman & Pokey Anderson

1985

     

above right, Freda Jerrell , Female GM

1986

1987

1987 Grand Marshals:
Persons Living With AIDS

1988

    

Honorary Grand Marshals:
Sharon Kowalski
Harvey Milk

1989

  

   

1990

 

    

coins tossed during the parade

Honorary Grand Marshals:
Craig Washington
Debra Danburg

1991

  

    

Gene Harrington and Jack Jackson

Honorary Grand Marshals:
Katy Caldwell
Lady Victoria Lust (Marvin Davis)

1992

Organizational Grand Marshal: Gay & Lesbian Switchboard of Houston

1993

   

Organizational Grand Marshal: PFLAG
Honorary Grand Marshal: Adan Rios, MD

1994

   

Organizational Grand Marshal: Q-Patrol
Honorary Grand Marshal: Clair Koepsel, PHD

1995

logo design by Kirk Baxter

   

Organizational Grand Marshal: HATCH

1996

Nominees:
Male: Bill Havard, Larry Garrett, Pete Martinez, Ray Martinez
Female: Jeanette Vaughan, Nancy Ford, Mela Contreras, Jackie Doval. Laura Villagran

   

Jeanette Vaughn, Female Grand Marshal (in photo below)

Honorary Grand Marshal: Constable Jack Abercia
Founders Award: Candace Gringrich

1997

   

Organizational Grand Marshal: Krewe of Olympus

1998

    

   

Organizational Grand Marshal: TGRA

1999

1999 Male nominees: Sean Carter, Coy Tow
1999 Female nominees: Marlene Beago, Nancy Ford, Phyllis Frye, Barbara Walker

logo design by Kirk Baxter

   

Organizational Grand Marshal: Colt 45s

2000

Honorary Grand Marshal: Don Sinclair
Organizational Grand Marshal: People With AIDS Coalition

2001

2001 Male nominees: Kevin Davidson, Ray Hill, Mitchell Katine, Ralph Lasher, Rusty Mueller (aka Crystal Rae Lee Love)
2001 Female nominees: Janine Brunjes, Dalia Stokes

   

Honorary Grand Marshals: Blake & Gordon Weisser
Organizational Grand Marshal: PFLAG

2002

   

Organizational Grand Marshal: Gay & Lesbian Switchboard
Honorary GM: Jane & Irv Smith, of PFLAG

2003

All former Grand Marshals were honored
at the Parade, and rode on a special float

2004

2004 Female nominees: Sonna Alton, Carol Clark, Joan Devlin, Phyllis Frye, Judy Reeves

(l-r) Jim Null, Honorary GM
Jerry Simoneaux, Male GM
Sonna Alton, Female GM
Sue Null, Honorary GM

Organizational Grand Marshal: Lesbian Gay Rights Lobby (LGRL)

2005

   

Organizational Grand Marshal: Bayou City Boys Club

Honorary Grand Marshals: Dennis & Evelyn Shave,
of Community Gospel Life Counseling Center

2006

  

"Say it out loud!" was the official logo, and t-shirts that year were sold with two designs

2007

  

Organizational Grand Marshal: Imperial Court of Houston (ICOH)

2008

   

  

Left to right, with their ribbons,
Julie Eberly, AIDS Foundation Houston
Kelly McCann, AIDS Foundation Houston
Dalton DeHart, Community Photographer

Organizational Grand Marshal: AIDS Foundation Houston

2009

Nominees
Male: Kris Banks, James Knapp, Keith Nappier, John Nechman, Mark Nichols, Mark Timmers, and Jeff Wallace
Female: Fiona Dawson, Cristina Martinez, Julia Oliver, and Carol Wyatt
Ally: Linda and Mike Bratsen, Ann Robison, and Sandy Stacy

   

   

2010

2010 Male nominees: Pete Rodriguez, Edward Sanford, Keville Ware, Gary Wood
2010 Female nominees: Delma Cummings, Cristan Williams, Carol Wyatt

Pride Not Prejudice

  

2010 Celebrity GM was Andy Cohen of Bravo

2011

2011 Male nominees: Nick Brines, Tim Brookover, Bryan Hlavinka, Jeffery Wallace
2011 Female nominees: Arden Eversmeyer, Meghan Stabler, Tammi Wallace

  

   

Organizational Grand Marshal: GLBT Community Center

2011 Celebrity GM was Jonathan Lovitz from Logo

2012

 

Madison Hildebrand was Celebrity Grand Marshal; from the Bravo show Million Dollar Listing
No Organizational award was given

2013

Male nominees: JD Doyle, John Nechman
Female nominees: Gay Nell Gulihur, Liz James, Robin Brown
Ally nominees: Anna Eastman, Januari Leo

Below, KPRC's meterologist Frank Billingsley was Honorary Grand Marshal for 2013

And two Chippendale Dancers, Jaymes Vaughan and James Davis, were Celebrity GMs; they were on Amazing Race

2014
2014 Male nominees: Bob Briddick, John Danielson, JD Doyle, Lane Lewis
2014 Female nominees: Cynthia Gorczynski, Judy Reeves
2014 Ally nominees: Fernando Armburo & Sara Walters, Anna Eastman

2014 Celebrity GM was fashion designer Mondo Guerra

2015

2015 Male nominees: Bob Briddick, Ryan Levy
2015 Female nominees: Excalibur Augie, Britt Kornmann, Fran Watson
2015 Ally nominees: Anna Eastman, ?

left to right, Anna Eastman (Ally), Ryan Levy (Male GM), and Britt Kornmann (Female GM)

Local TV personalty Deborah Duncan was Honorary GM

2016

2016 Male nominees: Paul Guillory, Brad Odom-Harris, Brad Prichett, Lou Weaver
2016 Female nominees: Lynette Ross, Melissa Vivanco, Fran Watson
2016 Ally nominees: Dena Gray, Julie Stipeche

Above: Recepients Dena Gray, Fran Watson, Brad Odom-Harris;
Below, flanked by Pride Board members

Above & Below, Imran Yousuf, was a last minute Honorary Grand Marshal selection,
as he was the Orlando Pulse Club bouncer credited with saving the lives of 70 customers
at the massacre on June 12, 2016. Above photo from ABC News, below by JD Doyle.

2017

2017 Male nominees: Lou Weaver, Jack Berger, Bryan Cotton
2017 Female nominees: Sallie Wyatt-Woodell, Monica Roberts
2017 Ally nominees: Aimee Broadhurst

Recipients: Lou Weaver, Sallie Wyatt-Woodell, Aimee Broadhurst

Outsmart article

Plus this year, there are Community Grand Marshals, selected by a committe (rather than public vote)

Tony Carroll (deceased)
Arden Eversmeyer
Marion Coleman

See Outsmart article

History this year:
Lou Weaver is the first trans male Grand Marshal

Sallie Wyatt-Woodell (l) and her wife, Carol (2010), are the first couple in
which both spouses have been named Pride Houston grand marshals.

2018

The Parade will honor All former Grand Marshals, and in addition three Honorary Grand Marshals
Bob Briddick, Josephine Tittsworth and Julie Mabry

Bob BriddickJulie Mabry