Episode 75 – Glen Maxey (Part 1 of 3) – LGBT & AIDS Activist, Texas State Legislator and Author of Book Outing Gov. Rick Perry

Glen Maxey, part one of a three-part conversation. Glen Maxey is a legendary AIDS & LGBT Activist who worked as an aide to a Texas State Senator in Austin, then started the Lesbian Gay Rights Lobby in Texas and was the first openly gay legislator to serve in the Texas State Legislature. He served for six terms. Glen just worked with a reporter from the Huffington Post on a story outing Governor Rick Perry’s sexual encounters with men. According to Glen Maxey The Huffington Post was all set to run the story when its parent company AOL killed it out of fear of a lawsuit by Perry. Glen Maxey decided to publish a book on the investigation of Rick Perry. This episode focuses on Glen’s working as an aid for State Senator Oscar Mauzy, Glen’s success at derailing dangerous AIDS patient quarantine legislation and founding and serving as the first Executive Director of the Lesbian Gay Rights Lobby in Austin Texas. Get to see how legislation is passed and blocked told by an insider.

 

Glen Maxey, May 9th 1989 – Glen was Executive Director of the Lesbian Gay Rights Lobby of Texas – announcing the filing of two complaints against lobbyists that he said gave misleading information to the Legislature about bills pertaining to AIDS and homosexual rights. Photo by Bob Thomas.

 

Glen Maxey, April 25th 1993 – on The Mall at the 1993 March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay and Bi Equal Rights. Photo by John R. Selig.

 

Head Figure Head: The Search for the Hidden Life of Rick Perry (Amazon Books | Powell’s Books | IndieBound) by Glen Maxey, December 2011

 

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Websites and books featured in this episode:
Head Figure Head: The Search for the Hidden Life of Rick Perry (Glen’s book on Amazon)
isrickperrygay.org
Equality Texas
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Dallas Voice

 

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