Black LGBTQ

History & Heritage Project

Houston

LET'S REMEMBER,HONOR, AND EMPOWER

 

HOUSTON'S BLACK LGBTQ COMMUNITY

Gate Keepers : Black LGBTQ Houston

GATEKEEPERS HOUSTON

About Us

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

Our Values

Remember

It is our intention to preserve and protect the history and heritage of our community. 

Honor

We aim to celebrate the achievements of Black LGBTQ Houstonians.

Empower

We will strengthen our community by educating and developing the next generations of Black LGBTQ Houstonians.

Inspire

We will ignite the spark of urge and urgency to create the community we want to see.

 

PROGRAMS

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

THE VANGUARD

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.

 

GRATITUDE

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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CONTACT US

 

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Tel: (832) 687-3928

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