The Gulf Coast Archive and Museum of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual &
Transgender History, Inc. is a 501-c-3 organization that
was formed in Houston, Texas, by a group of concerned activists
so that our collective histories could be
saved - as well as be available for educational uses - through the
utilization of a museum or similar venue.
Although we have had to close the museum space, our archives are still available by appointment.
Appointments can be made for access to parts of the archives through Judy by calling 832-722-5785.
Additionally, we do have a few satellite exhibits throughout the city and arrangements can be made for
temporary ones for special functions.
Our meetings are NORMALLY held the first Tuesday of every month however we are on hiatus at the moment preparing for a major exhibit with The Historical Society downtown that begins in June.
Gulf Coast Archive and Museum of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender
History, Inc. was created to collect, preserve and provide access to
historical items from the GLBT community in the gulf coast area of Texas.
The archive shall encourage education of and research by anyone (regardless
of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or religion), interested in
learning about any aspects of the GLBT community. The museum shall sponsor
meetings for the dissemination of information and display of collected
You Can Help!
We are looking for new members. Dues have been set at $25
annually (apportioned quarterly), and will be necessary to vote in our
regular meetings. To join, print out a
membership application, fill it out and mail it
in with your money! or you can now pay online using
We are looking for people/groups who are
interested in donating/loaning their collections to GCAM. Please let us know what you
If you are interested in learning more, feel free to join our
mailing list at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gcam/join. For more information, contact us!
Created primarily from the drag wear of Eartha Quake (Tony Wadford), GCAM created
EARTHA'S CLOSET, literally a collection of drag wear that had belonged to Tony but
now includes costumes/clothing worn by such local notables as Mother Brooks, Rainbo
deKlown, Marcia Mink, Lady Victoria Lust, Patrick Vachon and others - available to
the community members for viewing or temporary exhibit. To learn more about the
wonderful "Eartha Quake-Tony Wadford-Queen Kong Perpetual Closet for Desperate
Drag Queens" contact
Craig or Judy
for more information on how to exhibit items from the
closet or to make donations to the closet.
Want to know more about GCAM?
We will attend your organizations meeting
and do a short presentation for you. If you would like, we will bring a
few items to show in order to give a better idea of what kinds of
artifacts GCAM has collected. For more information or to schedule an
Outreach date contact Craig or Judy
or call 832-722-5785 between 11am and 11pm.