our queer history is woven together

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The JD Doyle Archives
An umbrella organization for a
variety of projects

Launch Page for the
LGBT
History & Music Websites

501c3 status approved 11/18/15

Board Members: JD Doyle (Pres), Eric Liston (Treas),
Sara Fernandez (Sec), Jack Valinski


Mission Statement


The mission of the JD Doyle Archives is to gather, digitize, and share LGBT music and Houston/Texas LGBT History. This is done on three large websites. The work began in 2000, with the radio show Queer Music Heritage, which ran until 2015. Its site archives all the shows, along with playlists, artist images and much more.

In recent years, additional sites have been launched. The website Houston LGBT History houses Houston and also statewide history, including the broad areas of Publications, Politics, Pride and many other cultural areas. And the Texas Obituary Project is a searchable database of those we have lost, with an emphasis on those lost to AIDS. Both are ever expanding, with a common goal of making our history accessible.

History
     

 

HoustonLGBThistory.org 

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

  TexasObituaryProject.org

Online, searchable LGBT obituary database

HoustonWeHaveHistory.org
An Exhibition, a Pop-Up Museum of Houston
LGBT History
Music

     

QueerMusicHeritage.com                                             Drag                                            QMH101.com

 

From January 2000 until March 2015 "Queer Music Heritage" was both a radio show and a website, and the goal of both was to preserve and share the music of our culture. Each month's page gives the playlist and additional pages of info, and you can stream or download every show. Although the programming has stopped the site will continue as a resource for the history of LGBT music.

 

From the start I found my QMH site a place to share the extensive information
I have on Female Impersonation, mostly vintage, and including a music discography of those singing drag queens. There's a wide variety, including drag scrapbooks, sheet music, club programs, postcards, and memorabilia.


This is a special project of my radio show and website Queer Music Heritage. It was designed as
sort of a study guide, or lesson plan, and I hope it appeals to those LGBT Studies courses now found
at many universities around the country.
 
 

OutRadio.com

A companion show to QMH, OutRadio focused mainly on new LGBT music. The show ran from January 2010 through March 2015, and is completely archived.

Audiofile

Audiofile was a monthly music review segment carried by the radio newsmagazine This Way Out, lasting 14 years, from 1997 through the end of 2010. All segments are archived.

 
my history 'presence' on other sites:


QMH - The Blog

For a few years, mostly 2012 through 2014, I maintained a music blog for expanding on info not covered in the radio shows. As I launched the other big sites and, in 2015 discontinued the radio part, I have done very few entries recently but there's still lots of good stuff to be found.

My Video Channel
On YouTube I have a growing number of videos
of varying content...almost 100....some Houston LGBT history
and some songs I uploaded because they were
not on the net yet

 

And there's also my activity on Facebook. I normally do 15 or so posts per day towards my Gay Agenda: To entertain and educate about our culture....this could be showing the covers of old LGBT publications, bar ads (mostly from Houston), vintage photos of (perhaps) gay & lesbian couples, book covers, music information, cartoons, etc etc etc, and more etc.

I also do similar though more limited postings to Instagram, which meets a different audience, though that format itself is more limiting (only one image per post, and it doesn't allow links).
Heads up, I lost interest in Instagram after a few months.


circa 1971 selfie

We would like to thank the
John Steven Kellett Foundation

for providing a grant for a
portion of our operating expenses.



Donate, Please!

 

The JD Doyle Archives has been approved by the IRS for 501c3 non-profit status,
so all donations are tax deductible. If you enjoy my site, please consider a small donation. The site has
a huge amount of PDF files and graphics, and well, it's an expensive site, requiring a large dedicated server.
If you're moved to help share and preserve our culture's history it would be very much appreciated. - JD Doyle

Website Page Counts:

 


*As I "retired" from radio in 2015 I make very few additions to the QMH site, but as it is totally archived
it gets much use for research and listening.

 

 

 

Date
QMH*
TOP
HLGBTH
Totals
03/13/19
09/21/19
01/22/20
06/01/20
09/21/20
05/18/21
2077
2092
2094
2110
2111
2113
6853
6939
7070
7184
7383
7643

5154
7675
8042
 8506
 8959
 9829


14,082
16,706
17,206
17,800
18,453
19,585

And, this nice thing happened, May 8, 2019...

My sites will be in the Library of Congress.
Here's part of the email they sent me. See article below.

The have since amended their request to also include Texas Obituary Project and the Houston LGBT History websites