Bob Briddick oral history interview and transcript
This recording and transcript form part of a collection of oral history interviews conducted by Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Rice University. This collection includes video recordings and transcripts of interviews with Houstonians who have made contributions to the LGBT community.
Bob Briddick moved to Houston, Texas in 1974 working in interior design. He joined The Assistance Fund in the late 1980s, working with the organization when it merged into Legacy Health Services in 2005. In 1999, Briddick was elected King Olympus XXX, and in 2005 he served as president of the Diana Foundation. In 2013, at its 60th-anniversary celebration, the Diana Foundation bestowed its coveted Golden Bow Award on Briddick. An active member of the Executive & Professional Association of Houston, the Mystic Society of Isis & Osiris, and the Gourmettes cooking club, Briddick also volunteers with the Montrose Center’s SPRY Diner (which serves three free lunches a week to LGBTQ seniors) and as a Museum of Fine Arts docent at the historic Bayou Bend and Rienzi house-museums.