Promethean Society


above from the 1980 Pride Guide

The Promethean Society was founded in 1968 in Houston by Ray Hill, Rita Wanstrom and David Patterson.
(Rita owned the women's club Roaring Sixties, and had already fought battles). One of the main reasons it
was organized was so that a Houston group could attend the 4th annual conference of NACHO
(North American Conference of Homophile Organizations--originally the North American Homophile Conference)
in Chicago. See NACHO meeting notes and James Sears book, pages 55-58. Other events conspired, including
Ray Hill's arrest, and the group crumbled.

below, The Ladder received a Promethean Society
press release about the cross-dressing battles,
one of the few independent documentations
of the group's existence