Project currently (Sept 2020) contains about 7400 entries




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" "COVID" 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.

About This Project
About The Data



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.
For the past year or so Dr Laura E McMorris, of Austin, has been an invaluable
and amazing volunteer researcher for this project, and I cannot thank her enough.
To show the progress, in Feb 2015 it reached the 5000 mark.

Interactive AIDS Memorial Quilt

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