Enter any of a person's name in this field. The search is not case-sensitive, and you can also search for a year, or month, a city, or tag words, like "AIDS"  "violence" "black" "latino" "female" etc


The goal of the database is to include all obituaries that have appeared in the publication This Week in Texas, focusing especially on the "AIDS years" of 1982 through 2000, but beginning in 1975. And I estimate progress to be about 99% complete. Significant data from other publications, like the Montrose Voice, Houston Voice, Dallas Voice, etc, are also included, and more will be added as available.

This project was developed by JD Doyle, and could not have been done without the cooperation of the member organizations of Houston ARCH, the Houston Area Rainbow Collective History. Its member organizations (especially GCAM) very graciously allowed access to publications in their holdings.

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Hints on searching: the internal search engine is precise, so if you are searching for "Ken West" you will get different results than for "Kenneth West," so try variations of someone's name. Also, it often narrows down the results to just search on a last name.


The JD Doyle Archives has been approved by the IRS for 501c3 non-profit status, so all donations are tax deductible. If you enjoy my site, please consider a small donation. With its huge amount of files and graphics, it's an expensive site, reqiring a large dedicated server.. If you're moved to help share and preserve this history I'd be very appreciative! - JD Doyle

  A note about the search engines on this page. This is a bit unusual, I am providing a second search engine. It and the search at the top of the page have pros and cons. The Google search below does all my sites at once: this one, along with Houston LGBT History and Queer Music Heritage, and also The Banner Project site. But it is limited to 100 hits. The search engine at the top does not have a limit on hits, though it does show a few ads.



Research begun on this project September 2013. Website launch 1/21/14

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