Celebrate Houston’s Lesbian Mayor

Annise Parker made history Saturday as Houston’s first openly gay mayor.

Parker, who served five years as city controller, beat former city attorney Gene Locke with 53.6 percent of the vote in a runoff election.

Both are Democrats who faced off for the second time because neither emerged with more than 50 percent of the vote in the November 3 election.

Parker’s election also makes her the second woman to become mayor of Houston. Other US cities such as Providence, Rhode Island, and Portland, Oregon, have picked openly gay mayors. Houston is the fourth-largest U.S. city. (Internationally, there are many more, of which Paris and Berlin are the best known).

Read the full  story at  CNN


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