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Houston has a deep LGBTQ history, and the Creating Change conference, held at the Hilton Americas, January 29 through February 2, 2014, was a perfect opportunity to showcase it to the thousands of attendees who visited our city for the five day event.

PHASE I PROJECT: Houston, We have History
Twenty-seven banners (30" X 65") depicting notable Houston LGBTQ people and events were designed for their debut at the Creating Change Conference. They were exhibited with accompanying text in catalogs available for view at the conference, on the fourth floor of the Hilton Americas.

Our plan is to make additional banners. Five additional ones were prepared in February 2015, two more in September 2015, another three in September 2016, three for September 2017, and most recently, four more for October 2018, with more being developed. And we will need financial support to continue these efforts. Costs include printing the banners on durable vinyl with magnetic mounting, and rods for hanging at future events.

Also, the Montrose Center was so impressed with the banners that they ordered a smaller version of the set, which are now on permanent display. The banners are also available for display in the community as "pop up museum" events, such as at fundraising galas.

In 2022 the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce approached us with the offer of providing most of the funding to create still another set of Banners. These are much smaller, and can be displayed on table exhibits. The first of these was held on October 27, 2022, to coincide witht the unveiling of the latest two Banners, for Larry Bagneris and Dalton DeHart. A panel discussion showcased the gathering at the Bank of America. The collection has grown to 50, plus the "Who We Are" and "Acknowledgement" Banners.

For more information, email: Sara Fernandez