Bill Nelson and Terry Tebedo founded Crossroads Market. When they saw some of their customers were suddenly in need, they put up a shelf in the back of the store with a sign that read, “Leave a can, take a can.” That was the beginning of the AIDS Food Pantry.
Bill was the first openly gay person to run for Dallas city council. The campaign ran out of Crossroads Market. If you saw “Milk,” you understand the campaign playbook down to details like going to the bathhouses to find people to drive to the polls on Election Day. Bill and Terry were founders of DGLA and the Resource Center. In 1983, Bill was the first host of “Lambda Weekly” on KNON.