Metropolitan Community Church of the Ressurection (MCCR)
(now, Resurrection MCC)

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When I found the above ad in a 1978 copy of an Upfront newspaper, I knew I had to try to
track it down, as this was wonderful Houston LGBT music history. And it was taking a little
while, and did not look hopeful, so I began Facebook networking about it, and Virginia Galloway
got me to a man who used to live in Houston, Ken, who said he had a copy of the LP and very
graciously sent it to me for my archives. So I much thank these folks and of course am making
the entire album available for download.

Please note the very telling sign of closeted times from the ad...
they chose not to use the name Metropolitan Community Church
on the actual LP "to allow the album to be enjoyed by anyone
without regard to Sexual Orientation." Without seeing this ad I
would never have guessed the connection.

Download the LP, 36:00

at least as recently as 2011, Rev. Jo Crisco was pastor at a MCC ongretation on Montgomery, Alababa

Early Clippings

Mostly 1971 - 1980

1971

1972

1973

1974

above, currently the location of Rudyard's Pub

1975

1976

1977

  

1978

 

  

   

Side comment: the image used in the above ad (with permission?) was that of hit gay singer/songwriter Paul Jabara,
who gave us "It's Raining Men," "Enough Is Enough," "Last Dance," and others. I doubt he was lonely.

1979

      

  

below, 1979 photos

1980

  

1981

1982

1984

1985

1987

   

1988

     

1990

below, 1990 photos

1991

1993

1994

below, 1994 photos

1995

  

Download Program

1996

1997

Download Program

1998

Download Program



Download Program

1999

  

Pulse 02/99 - 06/99, PDF

2002

below, RMCC Pride float, year not known

2005

Pulse 03/05, PDF

2006

Pulse 06/03-04, PDF

2007

This document is from papers donated to the Botts Collection,
and it tells of the early MCCR years, from 1973, and
may have been written by Greg Shelton and/or Steve Brown,
as the postscript lovingly tells of their relationship with the church

Early History

2015


Music

1982 Music

On Saturday June 26 during the 1982 Gay Pride Week, the Houston
MCCR Choir participated in the Fred Paez Memorial Concert.

I thank Andy Mills for loaning me a tape of that concert, so that I could
make it available for download



Download
Gay Pride Week Concert, June 1982, MCCR Choir, 18:25

1995 Music

In June 1995, as part of the Spectrum '95 event a CD was released
of the artists who would be performing at a concert. This included
the choir of the MCC of the Resurrection.

Download "Ode to Joy" 2:30

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