Thanks cool pop. As I said up thread, I'm from Texas and do understand there's differences between the regions and cities - I'm from Dallas, have family in Houston, have friends in Austin. At the moment I lack the funds to travel (pandemic aside) and do a ton of hands-on research. And many of the people in my life aren't much more educated than I am on Texas LGBT history. That's why I've asked specifically about recs on LGBT non-fiction or digital archives of history, posed to those who may be able to point me to good resources, or just to books/stories they find are good reads. Not looking to write a thesis, just want to expand my understanding of a piece of social history I wasn't cognizant of during adolescence.

I did find the website for The Dallas Way, which is another digital history project. The site has a bunch of videos of stories and experiences told by those a part of the LGBTQ community. I hadn't heard of it before, but I'm glad I happened upon it.

http://www.thedallasway.org/stories