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Annise Parker Becomes Houston’s First Big Gay to Take the Mayor’s Seat


So that was sort of fun. After all the anti-gay mailer campaigns tied to opponent Gene Locke and the typical faith-based fearmongering, Annise Parker still triumphed (with 53.6 percent of the vote, compared to Locke’s 46.4) to become Houston’s first openly gay mayor, becoming the leader of America’s fourth-largest city. She takes office in January. And last night, with wife Kathy Hubbard by her side, she told supporters: “I know what this means to many of us who thought we couldn’t achieve higher office. But let us at this moment join as one community. We are united in making Houston the city it should be, could be, can be and will be.”