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JD Doyle

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JD Doyle's involvement with the Queer Voices radio show, on KPFT, in a way was accidental. Back in late 1999 he got into the habit of calling Jimmy Carper, producer of the show After Hours, nudging him to play more music by LGBT artists, as they just do not get the exposure they deserve. Jimmy finally just said, "Why don't you come on and play some," and he did. That resulted in his hosting a segment on Queer Voices. The monthly show is Queer Music Heritage, and it takes a music history/entertainment approach. Now in its 14th year, on the huge QMH wesbite all past shows are archived, along with hundreds of pages of photos of the artists and recordings. From AIDS, to Drag Kings, to Same-Sex Marriage, Women's Music, Transgender Artists, Female Impersonation, Harvey Milk, Stonewall, and on and on. The website has become basically the only source on the internet of information on the overall contributions music has added to our LGBT culture. From 2001 through 2010, he was also co-producer of Audiofile, a segment airing on This Way Out on over 200 stations globally. And in January of 2010 he founded the show OutRadio, to give exposure to mostly new LGBT recordings. A recent project is QMH101, a lesson created for use in University courses on LGBT studies, where information on our music culture up to now has been essentially missing. In the Spring of 2012 the Committee on LGBT History (San Francisco) presented him with the Allan Bérubé Prize, which recognizes Outstanding work in public community-based LGBT History. In the Fall of 2013 he produced a benefit CD, called "House Blend," for the Houston Transgender Foundation Building Fund. He has two new websites this year, one at www.HoustonLGBTHistory.org to share information on local history, such as including downloadable PDF files of all the Pride Guides, and info on LGBT bars and businesses of the past, and quite a bit more. A new project he is excited about is an online statewide database of obituaries, mostly from "This Week In Texas" and other publications. The data of course heavily reflects the "AIDS years" and he views the site as honoring those we have lost and providing the information to those left behind. It's a growing site with over 4500 entries so far and can be found at www.TexasObituaryProject.org.

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