Union Jack
with stores in...

Dallas, 1971 - 2014
Houston, 1976 - 1992

Union Jack was a very popular clothing store in both
cities for many years, and both were in the heart of
their respective gay ghettos. UK expatriate Richard Longstaff
founded the stores, and all through the early 1980s he was
much in the news himself for his struggle to stay in the U.S.
I have set up a separate page for those clippings, and
the Dallas part of the story
Richard Longstaff

1975-76

   

At first just Dallas, in 1971, though the earliest ad or mention in the gay press was in May 1975;
below right, both stores were listed

   

   

   

1977

   

early on, the store took on the practice of using local models for the ads

   

1978

   

1979

   

  

1982

In February 1982 the store moved from 4025 Westheimer
to the more central (to the gay ghetto) location of
1212 Westheimer, just west of "the curve"

 

   

1982 Pride Parade

1983

   

1984 Pride Parade

   


1987

   

1988

   

1989

1990

   

  

 

the Houston store closed in September 1992,
and the Dallas store lasted until 2014

   

  Turn the Page for the Dallas & Richard Longstaff story