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Reading Local: Pride Month Author Visit with JD Doyle

Reading Local: Pride Month Author Visit with JD Doyle In-Person / Online

In observance of Pride Month, we cordially invite you to be a part of an experience with longtime Houston resident, JD Doyle.  He will be giving a reading and presentation based on his new memoir, 1981 -- My Gay American Road Trip: A Slice of Our Pre-AIDS Culture, which focuses on his cross-country trip commenting on the different.cities, gay newspapers, bars, music, etc.  This event will be held at the Houston Public Library on 500 McKinney St. in the 1st Floor Events space on Saturday, June 15, 2024, at 2:00pm.  His book can be purchased online at https://amzn.to/3pqziXf, and the author will be available for book signing after the event.

This event is free and open to the public.  Registration for this event is encouraged but not required.

About JD Doyle

JD DOYLE (born 1947) is an American LGBT music/history archivist and radio producer. In addition to his engineering job, he did volunteer work as the Editor of Our Own Community Press, a gay newspaper based out of Norfolk, Virginia. In 1981, Doyle moved to Houston, Texas, where he later produced the radio programs Queer Music Heritage on the station KPFT, and OutRadio, heard on the internet. His currently active works include the Texas Obituary Project and the Houston LGBT History web- site, all part of his 501(c)(3) non-profit, the JD Doyle Archives.

Those archives also contain one of the largest collections of queer music in the country. In 2019, the United States Library of Congress selected the archives for digital inclusion in a collection of LGBT history. He believes that history exists to be shared, not hoarded, and strives to make his collection accessible to all.

Doyle’s work has been honored by numerous awards, such as the Legacy Award from the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce (2023); Trailblazer Award from Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (2021); a Proclamation from Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner during LGBT History Month (October 2022) naming it “JD Doyle Day;” from the Houston LGBTQ Political Caucus, given the Lifetime Achievement Award (2019) and Kristen Capps Social Conscience Award (2021); Legacy Community Health Mint Julep Award (2023); Male Grand Marshal for the 2014 Houston Pride Parade; and the Alan Bérubé Prize, from the Committee on LGBT History (2012).

1981—My Gay American Road Trip is his first book

Saturday, June 15, 2024
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Time Zone:
Central Time - US & Canada (change)
1st Floor Events
Central Library, Jesse H. Jones Building
Age Group:
  Adults     Seniors  
  Author Talks / Book Clubs     Holidays & Observances     Spotlight Events  

Registration is required. There are 46 in-person seats available. There are 997 online seats available.