Another important aspect of This Week In Texas was the promotion and visibility it gave to organizations that served the LGBT community and worked to promote political visibility and inclusion.
The Metropolitan Community Church of the Resurrection (MCCR) was founded in California in 1971 and came to Houston with Reverend Tom Markham that same year. Reverend Robert Falls would serve as the first official pastor in 1975. At that time the MCCR was located at 1214 Joe Annie Street and moved to 1919 Decatur in 1979. The MCC offered religious servcies for the LGBT community as well as counselling and events such as musical theater productions. The church is now known as the Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church and is located at 2025 West 11th Street. Dignity/Houston was a religious organization specifically for gay Catholic men and women.
The Gay Political Caucus was founded in Houston in 1975, long before gay rights became a major national issue. The organization worked to promote the election of LGBT friendly political candidates. Town Meeting 1 in 1978 was coordinated by the Gay Political Caucus, The organization is still in existence today and now known as the Houston GLBT Political Caucus.
These early organizations formed the foundation for other groups that would serve the community during the AIDS crisis and continue to advocate for LGBT rights in Houston.
Source: Houston LGBT History, http://www.houstonlgbthistory.org/gpc1.html