49, Wichita Falls
Actually, I got a request to
find this person...
Hello, I'm contacting
you to ask if you, in your work as a historian of Houston's LGBTQIA+
community, might know anything about someone we lost years ago. Barry
Stewart died in
1995. He was my senior class highschool English and homeroom teacher,
and a profoundly
wonderful person. The school where he taught, St. Thomas' Episcopal
(Houston), is a racist
discriminatory institution. They kept him in the closet and never
told us how Mr. Stewart died,
so that left things to speculation.
He died halfway through my senior year, so it must have been early
1995. The rumor was
that he was beaten outside the alley theater and ultimately died from
wounds inflicted there.
In any case, a group of alums is now banding together to find out
the truth.I thought you, with
tremendously important work you've done, might be able to point us
inthe right direction.
Thank you so much. Best, Rob
If anyone has additional information
about the death of Barry Stewart, Please contact me.