Sunday, December 13, 2009

Houston elects first openly gay mayor – Los Angeles Times

Houston - Annise Parker, a lesbian who has never made a secret or an issue of her sexual orientation, on Saturday was elected mayor of Houston, the nation's fourth-largest city.

With the victory, Parker, 53, will become the first openly gay mayor of such a large American city. The population of the Texas city is about 2.2 million.

Her victory comes two days after Democrats in California's Assembly unanimously tapped John Perez of Los Angeles to be their speaker. He will be the first openly gay lawmaker to hold the powerful post. Read complete article - Los Angeles Times, Photo - (David J. Phillip / The Associated Press)

Related Links:

Annise Parker for Houston - Website

Lesbian mayor candidate in Houston 'targeted by conservatives' - By Staff Writer, • November 17, 2009

Houston, We Have a Lesbian Mayor: Annise Parker Makes History - BY MICHAEL A. JONES

Houston Voters Elect 1st Openly Gay Mayor - By AP / MONICA RHOR – Time

Houston mayor race shows progress - and limits - of gay rights- Christian Science Monitor


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