Episode 76 – Glen Maxey (Part 2 of 3) – LGBT & AIDS Activist, Texas State Legislator and Author of Book Outing Gov. Rick Perry

Glen Maxey, part two 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 friendship with Governor Ann Richards, his election as the first openly gay legislator in the Texas State Legislature and a run in that he had with George W. Bush when he was still Texas Governor.

 

Glen Maxey, March 6th 1991- being sworn in to the Texas House of Rerpresentative by his friend Governor Ann Richards

 

Glen Maxey, March 6th 1991 – with his mom and his friend Governor Ann Richards having just been sworn into the Texas House of Representatives

 

Governor Ann Richard’s inscription in the bible that was used by Glen Maxey when he was sworn into the Texas House of Representatives

 

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

 

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