Houston

Gay Pride Week 1979

These photos were borrowed from the Botts Collection, and then digitized,
and are the first ones in color I have seen of this event. They were taken
by Larry Butler. I need some help in identifying many of the people in them
which is why they are numbered. If you can ID someone, please
email me
with the name and photo number. Thanks!

Also GPW Clippings
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and, the images are not in perfect condition, but are pretty good,
considering that they've been stored for 36 years

but first, getting ready...

1    2

2B  2C

3    4     5

6    7

7 Guy Amadee, Parade co-chair (on right); John Schillinger on left

8    9

9 owners of Venture N

10   11

10 (left) Steve Sigmon

12   13   14

15

16    17

16 & 17 Fred Paez (in light colored shirt)

18   19

18 Kent Naazz

   20    21

22  23

22 Carol Fennema & Larry Bagneris, Parade Chairs

24    25

26  27   28

26 Larry Bagneris on left; 27 Carol Fennema, Jenny Willingter

29   30

30 Carol Fennema

31   32   33

32 (left to right) Annette Beall, Judy Applin, Maggie Atkins; 33 MJ Harris

the parade begins...

34

35

36   37

38    39

38 Fanny Farmer, of Mary's

38A 38B

38C 38D 38E

40   41

41, Larry Butler, center

The Montrose Activity Center (MAC) Marching Band,
which would become the Montrose Pride Band

42

   43  44

44 with symbols, Michael Keith Bird

45

46A 46B

46C 46D

46E 46F 46G

 

46 47

48   49

49 Emery Lingwood (symbols)

50   51

52

53   54

55   56   57

58   59

59B 59C

59B, Larry Butler

Disco Grandma, Grand Marshal
Mary Thelma Hartsel

60

61   62

63   64

65   66

65 and 66, with Carol Fennema, 66 with Kent Naazz

Midge Constanza
former advisor to President Carter

67   68    

69

70

Jean O'Leary, Co-Executive Director of NGTF

71

72

72 Jean O'Leary in center, then (second from left) Jean "Mac" McMahon; (just behind Jean's shoulder),
John Paluch (now Jon Wellington); (extreme right, three up [mirrored glasses) Michael Eschweiler

73   74

(between these two photos she changed shirts in front of the crowd)

75   76

77   78  

Parade Chairs, Guy Amadee and Larry Bagneris

79

   80   81

Steve Shiflett and Harry Britt
Britt was a member of the SF Board of Supervisors

82

83   84

85  86   87

Montrose Counseling Center

88

89

89 Bill Scott (shirtless)

90   91

92    93

Montrose Sports Association

94

95    96

97    98

99   100

100 maybe John Robinson

101   102

101 Mark Firner

101B

103   104

upper right, Rita Wanstrom, unknown, Dennis Milam

105

106  107

107 Phyllis Frye

Ray Hill brought a bus advertizing the 1979 March on Washington

108  109

109 Ray Hill (Disco Grandma and Carol Fennema in background)

110   111

112   113

114

115

116   

117   117B

118

119    120

121

122   123    124

123 Richard Burckhardt

125   126

125 Richard Burckhardt (partner of Carl Hays); 126 & 127, Numbers entry

127   128   129

130   131    132

130 Jay Muckey

133

133B133C

134   135

136   137   138

139139B

140   141

142   143

144   145

146   147  148

149   150

150B150C

151   152

152 (center, in surplice and stole) John Kirkland, MCCR music director

153   154

Houston Data Professionals

155   156

157   158

158 in brown suit, Charles Botts, who left to the community the Botts Collection and Library

158B158C

KRLY Radio

159   160

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