Q-Patrol
1991-2004

 

 

The gay-bashing murders of Paul Broussard and Phillip Smith in the summer
of 1991 were the impetus for the founding of the Q-Patrol. Members of
Q-Nation Houston gathered at Charlie's Restaurant to discuss the formation
of a group similar to the old Montrose Patrol. The group was first described as a
Queer Nation affinity group, as early members were mostly part of the other
organization. But interest from the wider community soon expanded that reach,
and also (in order to get 501c3 status) the need to be on its own soon was realized.
Early leaders were Keith Stewart, Mark Gartner, Dave Westercamp, Glenn Holt,
and Connie Sawyer.

Queer Voices interview by Matthew Williams with founder Glenn Holt on
Q-Patrol history, 2/18/19, 20 min, LISTEN

Also see Montrose Patrol, 1979-1982

1991

1992

beautiful Chronicle print I found on eBay, with Christopher Miles, Keith Stewart and Jan Lee
This is on Westheimer, as you can see the the Felix Mexican Restaurant sign down the street;
When I posted it on Facebook, I got this comment


1993



Listen

1994

Q-Patrol was chosen as Organization Grand Marshal for the 1994 Pride Parade

    

Below, Q-Patrol marcher in 1994 Pride Parade

   

Newsletter 1994
Download

1995

   

 

1996

Above from 1996 Pride Parade, photo by Frank Parsley
Joel Langanke on left, Christopher Miles center

  

 

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

So, when did it actually end?

 

Also see Montrose Patrol, 1979-1982

and vaguely related....

Pink Pistols