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    • 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 ...
    • Bryan Hlavinka oral history interview and transcript 

      Hlavinka, Bryan (2012-03-18)
      Bryan Hlavinka grew up in Brazoria, TX. He has lived in Houston for more than 20 years working as a consultant in the oil industry. He is a LGBT activist and volunteer, well known for his work on KPFT 90.1 FM "Queer Voices," a radio station dedicated to LGBT issues in Houston. He is active supporting the Montrose Center and advocating for AIDS/HIV ...
    • Burton Bagby-Grose oral history interview and transcript 

      Bagby-Grose, Burton (2010-03-27)
      Burton Bagby-Grose is a seventh generation Texan, licensed American Baptist minister and a seminarian at Andover Newton Theological School. He is openly gay and was legally married to his husband at the historic First Baptist Church in Newton (Massachusetts). Together, they are raising their adopted daughter. Bagby-Grose received the Hammer Award for ...
    • Cristan Williams oral history interview and transcript 

      Williams, Cristan (2010-03-10)
      Cristan Williams is a trans historian and advocate for the transgender community. She started the first trans homeless shelter in the South and co-founded the first federally funded trans-only homeless program. She is the Executive Director of the Transgender Foundation of America.
    • 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, ...
    • Delma Cummings oral history interview and transcript 

      Cummings, Delma (2012)
      Delma Cummings was born July 30, 1939 in Texas. She grew up in Aldine, Texas. She worked for 30 years for Southwestern Bell. Cummings was very active in the LGBT community, serving on the board of directors for Lesbians Over Age Fifty (LOAF), outreach worker with Seniors Preparing for Rainbow Years (SPRY) and Legacy Community Health Services offering ...
    • Denis Flanigan oral history interview and transcript 

      Denis Flanigan (2011-03-22)
      Denis Flanigan is a Licensed Psychologist in private practice in Houston. He received his M.S. in Psychology and Ph. D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Florida. In addition to clinical work and research with ethnic minorities, Woodja has acquired training in and experience in working with non-traditional minorities. He has frequently ...
    • 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 ...
    • Donna Garrett oral history interview and transcript 

      Garrett, Donna (2012-03-17)
      Donna Garrett was born in 1951 and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. She moved to Houston in 1980. She is a writer and performer of drama and poetry.
    • 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 ...
    • Gary Brewton oral history interview and transcript 

      Brewton, Gary (2010-03-25)
      Dr. Gary W. Brewton is an American Board of Internal Medicine certified physician currently residing in Houston, TX. Brewton was one of the first doctors in Houston to work with people with HIV infection and AIDS. He has been credited as an HIV Specialist by the American Academy of HIV Medicine and currently runs a primary care clinic for adults. He ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Jack Valinski oral history interview and transcript 

      Jack Valinski (2010-07-24)
      Jack Valinski moved to Houston in 1981. He came to work for an ABC affiliate, 97 Rock, now Mix 96.5. He began listening to the KPFT show Wilde-N-Stein and its host Ray Hill and was soon volunteering to run the audio board. In 1982 Valinski moved into one of the roles as host and producer. This has been his longest continuing thread of activism in ...
    • 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.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Jerry Atwood oral history interview and transcript 

      Jerry Atwood (2011-03-22)
      Jerry Atwood moved to Houston in 1972 and worked for nearly 40 years as an Engineer. A professional pianist, he started a successful music business with Rick Comeaux performing for men's society gigs, and at Ovations in Rice Village. He organized musical charity events such as the Red Beans and Rice Benefit for Omega House (a Houston AIDS hospice), ...
    • John Heinzerling oral history interview and transcript 

      Heinzerling, John (2011-03-18)
      John Heinzerling has lived in Houston since 1954. He has worked in commercial real estate for most of his life. He was President of the Diana Foundation from 2006-2011. The Diana Foundation is focused on assisting and supporting the needs of the gay community, by distributing funds to organizations that are dedicated to providing services that enhance ...
    • 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 ...