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    • Don Kelly oral history interview and transcript 

      Kelly, Don (2020-08-17)
      Don Kelly was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1940. He moved to Texas more than 50 years ago to join the U.S. Air Force and serve his country. After earning a Bachelor of Arts from the University of St. Thomas and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Kansas in 1967, he began a professional career in city government. He worked as a ...
    • Jarrod Gullett oral history interview and transcript 

      Gullett, Jarrod (2020-06-30)
      Jarrod Gullett is a principal and co-founder of Proud Pony International, a new media collective specializing in motion pictures and creative dressage, and has produced award-winning broadcast content for over ten years. Since the beginning of this creative partnership, he has expertly guided commercial work, web series, music videos, and original ...
    • Harrison Guy oral history interview and transcript 

      Guy, Harrison (2020)
      Harrison Guy grew up in La Marque, Texas. He is the founder and Artistic Director of Urban Souls Dance Company, an award winning company that's treading new ground and making its voice heard throughout the community and nationally. Urban Souls' work tackles issues and ideas that push some audiences to new ways of thinking. In 2019 he was selected as ...
    • Bob Briddick oral history interview and transcript 

      Briddick, Bob (2018-08-07)
      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 ...
    • Januari Leo oral history interview and transcript 

      Leo, Januari (2018-07-10)
      Januari Leo is a prominent LGBT activist and advocate. She graduated from the University of Houston with a Masters in Social Work in 2010 and works in the Graduate College of Social Work in Development. She has worked with Legacy Community Health Services in government relations, and advocated for the passage of Proposition 1, a referendum held on ...
    • Katy Caldwell oral history interview and transcript 

      Caldwell, Katy (2016-07-26)
      For the past 17 years, Katy Caldwell has been the CEO of Legacy Community Health Services, Inc., a not for profit federally qualified health center which provides low or no cost health, social, and educational services. Prior to her position with Legacy, Caldwell was with the firm, Quantum Consultants, a government relations and political consulting ...
    • Dee Dee Watters oral history interview and transcript 

      Watters, Dee Dee (2015-08-06)
      Dee Dee Watters is a native Houstonian. As an African-American trans woman, Watters is an activist for inclusion and equality. In 2000, she founded the Transgender Women of Color United for Change (TWCUC) - the first Houston organization that provided safe spaces specifically for trans women of color. She has been active in Think Peace International, ...
    • Johnny Peden oral history interview and transcript 

      Peden, Johnny (2015-08-05)
      Johnny Peden grew up in the Houston area and attended college at East Texas Baptist University. He attended seminary at Southwestern Baptist. He became involved in Gay Political Caucus and worked on political campaigns for several Houston political leaders such as Eleanor Tinsley, Mickey Leland, Kathy Whitmire, and Annise Parker. A licensed and ...
    • Michael C. Webb, Jr oral history interview and transcript 

      Webb, Michael C., Jr. (2015-06-24)
      Michael C. Webb, Jr. was raised in Houston, Texas. He attended high school at Chinquapin Preparatory School in Highlands, Texas, and graduated from Reed College in Portland, Oregon with a degree in political science. As legislative and district aide to Texas State Senator Sylvia R. Garcia, Webb was part of a team that successfully fought back against ...
    • Emma Lou Scott oral history interview and transcript 

      Scott, Emma (2015)
      Emma Lou "Scottie" Scott is a life-long resident of Houston. She taught physical education in the Houston Independent School District for 33 years. She maintained a life-long participation in sports, entering Senior Olympics at age 55 and the National Gay Games, collectively winning over 300 medals. In 2007 she was inducted into the Texas Senior Games ...
    • Larry Lingle oral history interview and transcript 

      Lingle, Larry (2014-06-22)
      Larry Lingle opened the first Lobo Bookshop in Dallas in 1973. It became the third gay bookstore in the country. Lingle opened a Houston Lobo Bookshop in 1986 on Monstrose. He has received awards from the Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus. Lingle purchased the oldest gay bookstore in the world, the Oscar Wilde Bookshop in New York City from 1996 until ...
    • Ron Dupre oral history interview and transcript 

      Dupre, Ron (2014-04-10)
      Ron Dupre is a father of three children, including two gay sons. He is active in Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), the largest family and ally organization dedicated to advancing equality and uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies. Together with his wife, Mary ...
    • Janis Hutchinson oral history interview and transcript 

      Hutchinson, Janis (2014-04-01)
      Dr. Janis Hutchinson is a professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Houston. She is a medicial anthropologist, specializing in health issues among peoples of color. She is the author of numerous journal articles and has been collecting oral histories in the African American community among African American lesbians.
    • Tye West oral history interview and transcript 

      West, Tye (2014-03-30)
      Tye West is a native Houstonian. He has made equality for the transgender community a top priority in his work, which includes volunteering for organizations such as the Houston chapter of Black Transmen, Inc., Human Rights Campaign, and Montrose Grace Place.
    • Juan Palomo oral history interview and transcript 

      Palomo, Juan (2014-03-25)
      Juan Palomo was a journalist for more than 20 years. Most of those years were at the Houston Post, as a general assignment reporter, political reporter, foreign correspondent, Washington correspondent, columnist and editorial writer. He covered religion for the Austin American Statesman for several years and wrote a monthly op-ed column for USA TODAY. ...
    • Lorraine Schroeder oral history interview and transcript 

      Schroeder, Lorraine (2013-04-11)
      Lorraine Schroeder was hired as the first director of the LGBTQ Resource Center at the University of Houston in May 2010 when the Center opened. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Education and a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She has been active in LGBT groups in Houston such as Executive and ...
    • Rosemary Cloud oral history interview and transcript 

      Cloud, Rosemary (2013-03-28)
      Rosemary Cloud has been active in gay rights and advocacy in Houston for more than 20 years. She became involved in PFLAG in the 1990s, serving as president in 2012-2014.
    • Ken Malone oral history interview and transcript 

      Malone, Ken (2013-03-23)
      Ken Malone is a native Houstonian and graduate of the University of Houston. He has been active in the Houston non-profit arena as executive director of The Assistance Fund providing financial and medication assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS. Prior to joining Harris Health System, he was one of the principals in the merger of Montrose Clinic ...
    • Sean Hammerle oral history interview and transcript 

      Hammerle, Sean (2013-03-21)
      Sean Hammerle, a native Texan, grew up in Garland. He attended Louisiana State University, where he majored in political science and English literature. Hammerle lived in Houston for almost 20 years and worked in public service. He has been chair, committee, and board member in a number of non-profit organizations. He was President of PLAID (Philanthropic ...
    • Henry McClurg oral history interview and transcript 

      McClurg, Henry (2013-03-17)
      Henry McClurg published Houston area gay newspapers for more than 40 years. The self-proclaimed "mayor of Montrose" McClurg was originally from Mississippi spending time in the military before going to work in radio in Houston. His first publication "Contact" provided news, bar guides, and ads for the Houston LGBTQ community. It began publication in ...