I first met Ray Hill in the early 90’s when I became involved with Queer Nation. As a fledgling queer activist, he was always someone I looked up to, as I do to this day. As my time here in Houston is coming to an end, I felt that Ray was one of those people I needed to talk to before I left.
Among his accomplishments are winning four Federal suits against the City of Houston, including a landmark First Amendment US Supreme Court Case: Houston v Hill 107 S.Ct 2502.
Ray was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the ACLU, Texas in 2005. winning four Federal suits against the City of Houston, including a landmark First Amendment US Supreme Court Case: Houston v Hill 107 S.Ct 2502.
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David In Denver
Ahhh geez, MikeyPod… I had to hit “pause” there for a bit to regroup after you sent some tears running down my cheek.
But, you’re totally right. This is how it should be, how it should feel. You’d be robbing yourself if it were any less emotional. Thanks for being able to show us this side of you, for being able to be “raw” and naturally human. That’s very courageous and endearing. Just think of it as living well! Feeling all of these things so honestly is truly living life to its fullest.
If I don’t get the chance to say it again before you go, know that I’m thinking of you and your journey and wishing you all the best. The months ahead are going to be filled with such optimism and exploration for you. Thanks for sharing so much of it with us.
An excellent interview. Looking forward to the second half… and all the adventures BEYOND.
I really enjoyed the interview, but the introduction was moving, too. You’re such a sweet heart. No wonder we listen to you! 🙂 Thanks for the honesty and the interview!
Ray Hill is quite a guy–very smart politician, very good speaker and so forth. BUT, do not think about contradicting his revelation about gay politics. He ran Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus with a clique, who included, among others, Sue Lovell and Jack Jackson. It was very strange. You got the feeling immediately when you first walked in that they were scrutinizing you for political correctness–that is, if they could control you. THey were this group, that got to have all the debates among themselves, and everybody else had to shut up and watch or get out. This group contained Republicans and Democrats, Libertarians and renegades, and they were it. No one else really had any in-put. I would liken Ray and these people to rattlesnakes that bite each other in a fight but they can’t die from the venom. Anyway, I would just like to state that although Ray Hill is in many ways a very good politician and activist, he is not, as he supposes, THE GRAND ORACLE OF FAGDOM.