Glen Maxey, part three 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 assisting Huffington Post journalist Jason Cherkis uncover the story of Governor Rick Perry’s same-sex trysts and eventually publishing the story himself.
Glen Maxey helping register voters
Glen Maxey at his book Signing at Tapelenders in Dallas on December 28, 2011
John Selig with Glen Maxey at his book Signing at Tapelenders in Dallas on December 28, 2011
Former Texas State Representatives Terri Hodge, Glen Maxey & Harryette Ehrhardt at Glen Maxey’s book Signing at Tapelenders in Dallas on December 28, 2011
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Head Figure Head: The Search for the Hidden Life of Rick Perry (Glen’s book on Amazon)