Given my “relationship with Blake Wilkinson and Queer Liberaction,” I figured I better go ahead and play this one up HUGE!!! Queer Liberaction will host a community educational forum led by local gay historian Phil Johnson at 7 p.m. today at Resource Center Dallas, 2701 Reagan St. The 84-year-old Johnson, who founded Dallas’ first gay organization in 1965, was one of THOUSANDS (there I go, lying again) who attended the Million Gay March yesterday, and he in fact spoke during the rally at Lee Park (shown above). From the QL press release:
Whether speaking on the Dallas Gay and Lesbian bar scene in the 1940s or talking about the all male boarding houses that existed in Oak Cliff during WWII, Phil Johnson is sure to captivate and inspire us all through is stories and decades of experience in the Dallas GLBT movement.Â This event is free and open to the public, so please bring a friend!