Greater Montrose Business Guild

Founded in mid-1982, the Greater Montrose Business Guild was most active
during the 1980s, and had pretty good visibility, tying gay (and non-gay)
businesses and groups together, and getting the attention and cooperation
from Houston City Council, candidates for office, and other city groups.
One of its missions was to function as a Chamber of Commerce, and indeed
was the pre-cursor of the Greater Houston Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce,
which came later (1996-2008). The Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce
was formed in 2016.

The GMBG had a number of prominent members, including Phyllis Frye, as the group
focused on not just "gay" issues, but community ones. It lost steam around 1992 and
ended in January 1993.

Clippings

1982

  

1983

    

above left, purpose of group outlined

1984

1985

        

1986

 

   

   

  

1987

    

internal unrest and controversy...

below, interesting philosophy directons...

   

1988

   

1989

  

1990

1991

1992

I found no other clippiings from 1991 and 1992, and
early in January it fell from the TWT Guide listing

1993