February 26, 1983.
A debate on the topic “Resolved: That Homosexual Practice is Consistent with a Christian Life-Style” was held in the University of North Texas Auditorium under the co-sponsorship of the Philosophy Department and the Texas Gay/Lesbian Task Force. Participants were Dr. Ralph Blair of Evangelicals Concerned, centered in New York City, and local University Church of Christ Evangelist Dan Billingsley, with Dr. Pete Gunter as Moderator. Over 1000 people attended.
North Texas, 1983, 1000 attendees. The next year, the Texas Gay Rodeo Association organizes to put a Texas cowboy spin on being gay in