A growing resource of mostly Houston LGBT history, with considerable statewide information



This site is so deep in information, spread across five thousand pages, that noticing material that is new can be
difficult, and I add new items and sections all the time.

So, on this page I will try to maintain a listing, adding
the main new items at the top of the list.

Velvet Hammer - First Gay Bar in the Heights, 1983 (added 8/19/19)

ONE the Homosexual Viewpoint article in tabloid press, August 1954 (added 8/13/19)

oH Project Collection (added 8/14/19)

Austin LGBT History & Bars (added 8/12/19)

Rice University Thresher, "Gay" Clippings from 1970s to 1980 (added 8/4/19)

the bars Cesar's Palace and Fame Disco, at the Chicken Coop location (added 8/4/19)

Today's Physique Calendar, 1965 (added 8/1/19)

Video Interview with journalist Juan Palomo, from June 2019 (added 7/30/19)

"Homosexual Nest" at University of Texas, Austin, 1944 (added 7/25/19)

AVES - Amigos Volunteers in Education and Services (added 7/22/19)

Private Club The Meat Rack (2001 to ~2004) (added 7/6/19)

Tribute to Fundraiser-Supreme Don Gill (added 7/2/19)

JD's Facebook Jail - What I got there for (added 6/5/19)

Bacchus & Bacchus II, women's bar, 1982 to 1996 (added 6/3/19)

The Cove Disco, Black Club, 1977-1982 (added 5/28/19)

Jet Magazine - Homosexual Content 1952-1979 (added 5/16/19)

Dalton DeHart, Community Photographer (added 5/14/19)

Baja Sam's, Rooster's, Mothers, the bars of 402 Lovett (added 5/13/19)

Additional photos from Pride Parade 1985 (added 5/10/19)

Muscles in Action, CJ Harrington's Dance Troop (added 5/7/19)

Gayellow Pages 1977 (added 5/6/19)

ONE the Covers....all the front covers of this landmark publication, 1953-1972 (added 5/2/19)

Toopee's, lesbian coffee house, late 1990s (added 4/30/19)

Dick Pics...sort of, military frolics from the 50s (added 4/29/19)

Happy Buddha, Japanese Restaurant added to Business section (added 4/2/19)

The War Conference, Warrenton, Va, 2/27/88 (added 3/30/19)

Gene Charlton & Carden Bailey, Texas artists and life-partners in the 1930s/1940s (added 3/29/19)

The Loading Dock, 1981-1984 (added 3/28/19)

Selections of Come Out and David Magazine, 1970s (added 3/27/19)

Heritage Society - Throughout Houston's GLBT History, Summer 2015 (added 3/23/19)

Physique Pictorial (3 issues) and Young Adonis, all 1963 (added 3/21/19)

Drum Magazine, Philadelphia, 1964-1969, groundbreaking pub, all 30 issues (added 3/19/19)

The Star (Austin-San Antonio), 13 issues, 1983-1984 (added 3/12/19)

Special section on The Mustang Band (added 3/12/19)

Clikque/Clik, Black LGBT magazine, 11 issues (added 3/10/19)

Dr Pat Gustavson & Mignon M Weisinger Lesbian Power Couple of the late 1900s (added 3/8/19)

Rascals, Black bar, 1996 - 2000; Club 2020 / Club L2 Black dance clubs; Incognito (added 3/5/19)

Index for Black LGBT Content (added 2/26/19)

San Antonio gay publication "Community," ten copies, from 1981 (added 2/25/19)

Pride 2018 Parade & Festival Photos, Lots (added 2/18/19)

New Video: Mayor Annise Parker election celebration, first term, 1/2/10, 23 minutes (added 2/15/19)
and Ray Hill on Air America with Rachel Maddow narrating, 10/22/06, 12 min; and an 8 minute video of
Ray speechifying at a KPFT music fest, 4/20/05

George Sports Bar (& Bricks II, Past Time) (added 2/13/19)

The Barn, Pacific St, Blur & the bars of 710 Pacific Street (added 2/9/19)

Houston Archives History (added 2/9/19)

New Page: Audio Gallery (begun 1/2/19) more: total of 70 interviews as of 2/1/19)

Dallas Cedar Springs Photos 1981 (added 1/14/19)

Video from 1994 Pride Parade (added 1/10/19)

Video, Ray Hill - "Whatever Happened to Anita Bryant?" 2010, 48 minutes (added 01/01/19)
plus video of Ray addressing City Council, 1/26/10 after a trans death, 16 minutes

Audio speech by Ray Hill to Transgender Unity Banquet, 2007, 24 min (added 01/02/19)

Han-Net, the History of the Houston Activists Network (1999-2003) (added 12/26/18)

Gayellow Pages - 1978 - Texas Section or, direct download (added 12/26/18)

Town Meeting I Audio Clip
, 6/25/78, Rare, 93 minutes of the proceedings (added 12/24/18)

AIDS and Houston, a College Thesis by Jonathan Heath, 2006 (pdf added 12/16/18)

New section: Gay Xmas Images, nine glorious pages (added 12/10/18)

New (old) publication additions: 8 issues of Q Texas, 2 of Montrose News and 8 Montrose Gem (added 12/12/18)

New (old) publication additions: 46 issues of Eclipse from 1999-2003 (added 12/5/18)

Aggies - Texas A&M Gay Organizations & Issues (added 12/2/18)

KS/AIDS Foundation Playsafe Calendars, 1985 & 1986, halfway down the page (added 12/2/18)

Montrose Marching Band Xmas Concert 1979 (added 11/19/18)

March on Washington 1979 - Several PDF Files of Planning Correspondence & Clippings (added 11/19/18)

Landscape photo of Westheimer @ Yoakum, 1936 vs 1983, with Mary's (added 11/15/18)

Mr Gay Texas, 1974-1989, TWT Coverage (added 11/13/18)

New (old) publication additions: 12 early Montrose Gems 1 Midnight Rider, 21 issues of Eclipse from 2003,
2 early Montrose Star, 3 for IN2IT, a missing TWT from 1994, and 3 TWTs from 2007
(added 11/6/18)

Astro Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf (1979 - present) (added 11/1/18)

TV Montrose, Produced by Steve Baker, 1998-1999 (added 10/27/18)

Texas Bay Area Gays (TBAG, 1979-1984) (added 10/21/18)

Gayboy Magazine, Houston, now available, complete downloads of all 6 issues (1970-72) (added 10/19/18)

Additional Pride Parade Photos from 1981 (a dozen) (added 10/16/18)

Additional Pride Parade Photos from 1986 (16 of them) (added 10/14/18)

Q-Patrol special photo from 1992 (added 10/14/18)

Four new banners added to The Banner Project (added 10/11/18)

The Usual, lesbian bar 2008-2014 (added 9/11/18)

Woodlands Pride Inagural Event 2018 (added 9/11/18)

Tabloid Homosexuality in Whisper Magazine, 1960s (added 8/30/18)

Video Interview with Activist & DJ Tony Powell, in 3 parts, 96 minutes (added 8/30/18)

Millennium March of 2000 Coverage (added 8/27/18)

Mary's Naturally, The Song (added 8/3/18)

In the People section, Art Historian Randy Tibbits (added 7/18/18)

Stonewall 25 NYC 1994 March ~120 photos (added 7/11/18)

Additional Pride Photos for years 1990 and 1994 and 2012 (added 7/10/18)

Rally for Supreme Court Decision of May 1996 (added 7/10/18)

March on Austin 1997 Clippings and Photos (added 7/10/18)

Spectrum '95 Concert Photos (added 7/10/18)

QTexas and Eclipse Magazines, additional scanning of the issues in my archives, 1999-2004 (added 7/2/18)

The Fabulous Four / Fantastic Five, Drag Legends (Tiffany Jones,
Naomi Sims, Donna Day, Hot Chocolate, Tasha Kohl) (added 6/28/18)

Video of talk by Deb Murphy, of HATCH, April 2018 (added 6/29/18)

Black gay bars Studio 13 (1984-1993) and Catch One (1982-1984) (added 6/25/18)

The Round Table Bar, 1965-1974 (added 6/22/18)

March on Washington for L&G Rights, 1987 Program...digital version (6/19/18)

Galveston Current Gay Bars - 360° Photos Robert's Lafitte, Rumors, 23rd St Station (6/5/18)

Robert's Lafitte, Some History (6/5/18)

Galveston Bars, Through the Years (6/5/18)

Mary's Fairies, a collection of 150 candid photos from the crowd at Mary's, circa late 1980s, early 1990s (6/1/18)

The fiery history of the Silver Bullet & Silver Phoenix Bars, 1977-1980 (added 5/20/18)

Dimensions, a Lubbock lesbian publication, with 76 digitized issue, 1986-1996 (added 5/15/18)

"The Gay Cookbook," by Chef Lou Rand Hogan, 1965, 280 pages (digital copy added 5/9/18)

Added a gaggle of Pride Parades Photos for 1980, 1982-1985, taken by Joe Watts (5/3/18)

A number of newsletters & clippings for Gay & Lesbian Hispanic Unidos (GLHU) (added 4/27/18)

Gay San Antonio - 1957, a collection of 36 photos of a group of friends at home (added 4/25/18)

Exclusive video interview with super activist Linda Morales (added 4/15/18)

Just found, Two 1993 radio interviews with folks from HATCH (added 4/16/18, scroll to 1993)

PFLAG Scrapbook #2 covering the 1996 Moms & Dads Go to Washington Trip (added 4/15/18)

AALGA - African American Lesbian Gay Alliance (added 4/2/18)

Houston Women's Festival, 1995 - 2011, lots of photos and info (added 4/1/18)

Theatre Director Joe Watts died in March, and I set up an extensive section on his plays (3/26/18; 5/4/18)

Texas Human Rights Foundation (added 3/29/18)

More Kindred Spirits...34 additional historic photos (added 3/29/18)

Video of talk by Dr Brian Riedel at Heritage Society on 1960s bar discrimination (added 3/26/18)

More Pride Photos: 112 for 2004 and 176 for 2007 and 158 for 2008 (added 3/10/18)

A History of the 21.06 Sodomy Case Journey (added 3/8/18)

For Statewide Guide Section, new, Gayellow Pages, 1994 (added 3/7/18)

For the Bar Section, The Old Plantation & the Kon-Tiki Club, Galveston (added 3/5/18)

Houston Committee, and Charles Law (added 2/8/18)

The Time I Met Frank Kameny
, 6/23/79 (added 2/3/18)

Max Angst, Local Syndicated Comic Strip, 1981-1987 (added 2/2/18)

Patricia Nell Warren 1979 Houston Book Tour
(added 1/16/18)

Upfront Dinner Meeting, April 1978 (added 1/16/18)

"No on 6" Campaign Efforts in Houston, Oct 1978 (added 1/16/18)

Eagle Bar, added a section of 360° Photos (12/6/17)

Large addition to the Dixon & Snowden section for a Special Collection just acquired

New section for the Midtowne Spa (1977-2016) (added 11/25/17)

The Diana Foundation (1953 - present) (added 11/18/17)

Video interviews with Don Kelly and the late Kay Van Cleave (added 11/16/17)

Early Gay Clothing Stores: Doubrava Jones - Manhole and Sports Locker (added 11/12/17)

Gay Gyms of Montrose: Fitness Exchange, Jim's Gym and Parkway Athletic Club (added 11/9/17)

The history of the Black Tie Dinners, 1988-2007 (added 10/30/17)

Many additions to the GLBT Caucus files, from years 1989 to 1994, including Bylaws (10/29/17)

Vastly expanded the images & clippings for HATCH (10/28/17)

Military Ball Photos, October 1976, Levi's (added 10/20/17)

Pride Clippings, new section, with photos, of Pride coverage through the years (added 10/19/17)

Lesberadas, a group of "lesbian feminist anarchist gadflies" 1977-1979 (added 10/19/17)

The Banner Project updated with three new Banners and photos from 2017 events

Addition to the Bar Section of the dance bar Heaven (1985-1997) (added 10/7/17)

Added to the Businesses Section info on Appearances and Muscle Beach and Union Jack (added 10/7/17)

Digital files for the first 14 issues of Montrose Star, 2010 (added 10/4/17)

Gay Atheists League of America
(GALA) & American Gay Atheists (added 10/2/17)

Greater Houston GLBT Chamber of Commerce
, 1996-2008 (added 10/1/17)

The Greater Montrose Business Guild history is captured, 1982-1992 (added 9/30/17)

New section for the business Basic Brothers, 1982-2002 (added 9/28/17)

New section on 1989 March on Austin, with photos (added 9/7/17)

Gay Hispanic Caucus /Gay Lesbian Hispanics Unidos (1978-1995) section (added 9/4/17)

Addition to the Bar Section of the Chicken Coop (1981-1986) (added 8/29/17)

Added digital copies of four issues of Contact, making the 17-run complete (8/22/17)

Added additional info on Texas Gay Conferences and TGTF (8/19/17)

Spectrum '95, Town Meeting II, & the CD, 6/18/95 (added 8/18/17)

Digital copies of over 100 issues of AbOUT Magazine added to a special section (8/16/17)

History of The Montrose Patrol (1979-1982) and The Q-Patrol (1992-2002) (added 8/4/17)

Killer or Actvist. The colorful story of Lesley Perez (added 7/29/17)

Bar page set up for the Soixante Quinze, or 6015, lasting less than one year (added 7/27/17)

Montrose Sports Association, covering Bowling, Softball and other sports (added 7/21/17)

Added Texas Human Rights Foundation (TGRF) Annual Report, 1981, in Newsletters section (6/30/17)

A selection of Pride Parade Newsletters and insider Participant info added, dating back to 1989 (6/17/17)

Guild Travel Guide for 1964 added to resource section (6/17/17)

Anita Bryant Protest March, 1977 and 40th Anniversary Coverage

Krewe of Olympus, Photos from 2004 Event (added 5/21/17)

The Montrose Clinic early years (added 5/12/17)

Photos & Clipping from Follyball Fest, 1977 to 2000 (added 5/11/17)

Added many photos/clippings to the PFLAG, Garden Party and Miss Camp America sections (5/11/17)

Added video of Omega House 30th Anniversary Celebration (added 5/4/17)

The GLBT teen organization HATCH (4/15/17)

Added International Guild Guide 1978 to Statewide Data section (4/3/17)

Stonewall Law Association / BAHR (4/2/17)

Cross-Dressing Laws Defeated - A 13-Year Struggle (3/29/17)

Transition: Music by Phyllis Frye & Lilly Roddy October 2005 (3/28/17)

Much expanded section on Gay Radio (added 3/26/17)

Pride Parade 2005 Video (added 3/26/17)

Houston's "Peculiar Street"...a stereotypical look at our community, January 1968 (3/23/17)

Re-organized and expanded my Politics link (3/18/17)

The Steve Brown Address Books, 1974 (added 3/16/17)

Bar Fires & Arson
(added 3/16/17)

New section for CHE, Citizens for Human Equality (1981 - 1990) (added 3/15/17)

Added scans of about 40 additional Newsletters & Programs (added 3/12/17)

Pride 1981 Photos & Clippings (added 3/11/17)

Virtual Reality Photos of the former bars EJ's & The 610, from 2010 (added 3/5/17)

1978-79 Photo Collections from GPC, Harvey Milk Vigil,
Xmas Tree Incident, & MOW Fundraiser
Ray Hill & Charles Law debate bible bigots on the radio (added 2/26/17)

Art Wren's Silver Dollar (added 2/21/17)

Pride 2003 Video (added 2/20/17)

The Minister Mike Show (1990, 1992) (added 2/20/17)

Pride Parade 1998 Video (added 2/20/17)

Royal Dixon & Chester Snowden
Power couple of the Houston Arts Community from the 30's to the 60s (added 2/17/17)

The Drum, Locker & Chutes
...the Bars of 1732 Westheimer (added 2/15/17)

Venture-N (added 2/13/17)

Ripcord (added 2/12/17)

Bar Raids (added 2/10/17)

Andy Mills Tribute, Plus extensive
section on Houston Pride Band (added 1/18/17)