from the 1980 Pride Guide
Promethean Society was founded in 1968 in Houston by Ray
Wanstrom and David
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 (Aug 68) and James Sears book, pages
52-58. Other events conspired, including
Ray Hill's arrest, and the group crumbled.
mention of the Promethean Society in Tangents, May-June 1968
they misspelled it Promethian
(and I repeat it so google can find it)
Sears book link above....Ray HIll's arrest was the beginning of
the end, and the August Conference was not held in Houston, but was
hastily scheduled for Kansas City.
was listed in the Directory of The Phoenix (Kansas City), July 1968;
and in the issues for the rest of 1968.
The Ladder (Oct-Nov 1968) received a Promethean Society
press release about the cross-dressing battles,
one of the few independent documentations
of the group's existence
mention of Ray Hill and Promethean Society
Actually, this clipping, and the NACHO meeting
notes are the
only times I have seen Ray Hill referred to as "T Ray Wayne-Hill"
listed in the Drum's Homophile Movement section, Dec 68 & Jan 69