History & Heritage Project
LET'S REMEMBER,HONOR, AND EMPOWER
HOUSTON'S BLACK LGBTQ COMMUNITY
Gate Keepers : Black LGBTQ Houston
GateKeepers, founded by Harrison Guy is a Black LGBTQ organization that uses history to empower the community through the facilitation of the Black LGBTQ History & Heritage Project. The project allows us to collect and preserve history through the Charles Law Community Archive at The African American Library at the Gregory School which aims to document and celebrate the contributions of Black LGBTQ Houstonians to the history of both the community and the city.
WE BELIEVE IN
It is our intention to preserve and protect the history and heritage of our community.
We aim to celebrate the achievements of Black LGBTQ Houstonians.
We will strengthen our community by educating and developing the next generations of Black LGBTQ Houstonians.
We will ignite the spark of urge and urgency to create the community we want to see.
BLACK LGBTQ HISTORY PROJECT
CHARLES LAW ARCHIVE
Dr. Charles Law was an archivist and Houston Gay Rights activist. He was Co-Chair of the Executive Committee for Houston's Town Meeting I in 1978 which was the catalyst for the birth of the city's LGBTQ community. He was also a founder of the Houston Committee, a black gay men's professional organization active in the late 1970s. Charles Law spoke at the National March on Washington for Lesbian & Gay Rights, October 14, 1979. We have named our Black LGBTQ Archive in his honor.
EMERGING LEADER PROGRAM
Emerging Leader Program (ELP) is an innovative community-centered leadership program that focuses on the growth and development of high potential leaders interested in expanding their capacity for leadership. As a cohort-based program, the ELP supports Black LGBTQ participants from across the city in building strong relationships during the program and beyond.
Whether you help us through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. We would also like to thank the John Steven Kellett Foundation and LOUD, Inc. for their generosity and support.
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