A growing resource of mostly Houston LGBT history, with considerable statewide information




A three-part Video about changing Montrose,
from 2014

Part 1   Part 2   Part 3

with comments from
many notable LGBT
community figures

Houston Businesses

Bookstores (the ones that sold books)

Lobo Book Shop
Wilde 'N' Stein Books
Inklings Bookshop & Others
Crossroads Market

Below, slipping in a wonderful song a singer friend of mine, Eric Himan, wrote honoring our culture's bookstores.
He consulted with me on it, hence the mention of the Lobo stores in Houston and Dallas.
Click to View the Video

Art Wren's Silver Dollar                                                   Basic Brothers, 1982 - 2002


Appearances & Muscle Beach                      Union Jack (Houston & Dallas)


Sports Locker                                                Doubrava Jones - Manhole


Gay Gyms
Fitness Exchange, Jim's Gym, Parkway Athletic Club


A Place in the Sun                                Happy Buddha                


Toopee's Coffee House     Moving Right Along Garage (1983)

                                                             with Pokey Anderson, Tori Williams, Dr Sandy Scurria & More

Charlie's Coffee Shop

Acadian Bakery (Sandy Bubbert)                         House of Pies (Kirby)


Barnaby's...Just Good Food                      Sonoma, aka 1415 California


Montrose Gay Businesses, 1979
A Photo Album


Bookstores, from OutSmart, June 2020