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Created by The Gulf Coast Archive and Museum of GLBT History, Inc. (Note: All Items & Pictures shown in this exhibit are property of The Gulf Coast Archive & Museum of GLBT History, Inc.)
Post-Stonewall GLBT history of Houston, Texas
The spark ignited in our heart by Stonewall shines brightly every year as the crowd would gather to watch the Pride Parade at Mary's Naturally. Roof top was the best view in town!
During its prime, Mary's Naturally was a hub of excitement! Everything from drag shows to dog shows.
Mary's Naturally became the "Stonewall" for Houston.
The community would gather to organize demonstrations for local causes or to speak out against city government.
It was located in the exact center of the GLBT community.
"On a Friday night you could experience your favorite fetish out back, and on Monday you could attend a rally to support AIDS funding."
It was rumored that this motorcycle, which was in the back patio, belonged to Janis Joplin, however it is very unlikely.
This story was printed in the Houston Press in late November 2009.
Visit the Facebook for additional thoughts and pictures. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Marys-Naturally-Closed/172134376922
This Facebook page is an effort lead by the Houston GLBT Community Center, and supported by our local GLBT archives - GCAM, TG Archive, and Houston ARCH.
Its mission is to save the 39 years of Houston GLBT history represented by Mary's Naturally.
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