Transgender Activist Phyllis Frye Book -- Tony's Place for Homeless Youth -- Houston Leather Family Event
We speak with the authors of a new book about Phyllis Frye, longtime Houston transgender activist. The book is entitled, “Phyllis Frye and the Fight for Transgender Rights” covers her early life, the discrimination she faced while struggling with her identity—including being discharged from the army and fired from a subsequent job at her alma mater, Texas A&M—her transition in 1976, her many years of activism, and her current position as an associate judge for the municipal courts of Houston. Then, we speak with subject of the book herself Phyllis Frye about her early activism and becoming Phyllis.
GUESTS: Michael Long, Shea Tuttle and Phyllis Frye
Then, we speak with Madonna Land, program director of Tony’s Place. Tony’s Place. Tony—along with his husband, Dr. Bruce Smith — was a pillar of the Houston community and a tireless advocate for numerous LGBTQ+ causes. Tony and Bruce were strong advocates for a drop-in center for LGBTQ+ young people. Tony’s dream became a reality with the opening of Tony’s Place. In 1983, Tony competed his Master’s in Social Work at the University of Houston and soon became one of Houston’s best-known gay psychotherapists. For 14 years, he was voted Houston’s “Gayest and Greatest” therapist by the readers of OutSmart Magazine.
GUESTS: MaDonna Land
And finally, we speak with Mark White, Mr. Houston Leather. The Houston Leather Family Event, August 27th at Houston Resurection Metropolitan Community Church
Join the 2020-2021 Houston Leather Family as they welcome in your 2022 Mr Houston Leather, 2022 Ms Houston Leather, and 2022 Bayou City Bootblack. Doors open at 5pm for games, food, entertainment, and free admission.
Guest: Mark White