The first LGBT historical marker in Texas will be unveiled outside of JR.’s Bar & Grill on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m.
The project was suggested by Robert Emery and funded by donors through The Dallas Way. In December 2016, at a fundraising brunch at the home of Richard Shampain and Jeff Henderson, 12 people agreed to fund the project.
Erin Moore was the first to contribute. She said the amount needed — $1,800 — was small enough it could be raised that afternoon. Moore works for County Commissioner Theresa Daniel and had attended a meeting about placing “Undertold Stories Markers.” She said a number were being approved around the county including one at the Juanita Craft house and one in Little Mexico.