Shanghainese and Houstonians are similar. They care about what you do, not who you are. … To boost development, a city needs to be open to a full range of people, especially the innovative ones who break barriers, like people of the gay community. … What Houston and Shanghai have in common is the growth-oriented entrepreneurial altitude.
—Houston Mayor Annise Parker, the gayest of America’s largest cities, speaking to an audience Monday at Houston Day in the USA at China’s Shanghai World Expo [via]