Gay Activist Alliance

U of H


The GAA organized a March in 1976, recognized here as the first "gay pride parade" in Houston, See More

For 1977 another parade was planned, but it was overtaken by need for
the huge Rally held downtown on June 16th to protest Anita Bryant

Below, two images from the U of H yearbook, The Houstonian, 1977,
the second with Ray Hill and Tony Biffle dancing

from the 1994 yearbook, summary of organization changes...
from Gay Liberation Front (1971), to Gay Activist Alliance (1973),
to Gay & Lesbian Student Association (GLSA) in 1985;
and in 1994 G.L.O.B.A.L., Gay Lesbian or Bisexual Alliance

Note, the 1978 clipping from LXIX publication above mentions Gay Resource Services
"forming in the early 80's" was obviously already in existence in 1978,
with the implication of forming even earlier