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Lesbian Annise Parker Voted Best Mayor in U.S., 7th Best in World

By Winnie McCroy | Feb 4
Out lesbian Houston Mayor Annise Parker has been voted top mayor in the U.S., and seventh best mayor in the entire world, reports the City Mayors Foundation.

Houston Pastors Battle Lesbian Mayor's Gay Rights Ordinance

By Winnie McCroy | Aug 30
A group of pastors and congregants seeking a repeal for Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance have taken their case to the highest court in Texas.

Out Houston Mayor Tells GOP Haters to ’Get Over’ Her Wedding

By Jason St. Amand | Jan 22
Houston Mayor Annise Parker tied the knot with her longtime partner Kathy Hubbard earlier this month but has received some criticism from members of the Republican Party.

Houston Mayor Weds Longtime Partner in California

Jan 17
Houston Mayor Annise Parker has married longtime partner Kathy Hubbard in a sunset ceremony Thursday at a private residence in Palm Springs, Calif., Parker’s office announced.

Houston Mayor Parker May Marry Partner Next Month

By Jason St. Amand | Dec 30
It was revealed last Friday that Houston Mayor Annise Parker may finally tie the knot with her longtime partner in January.

Out Houston Mayor Annise Parker Wins Third, Final Term

Nov 6
Houston Mayor Annise Parker was elected Tuesday to a third and final term as the leader of the nation’s fourth-largest city.

Putting Lesbian Politics Front and Center with LPAC

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 16
In an effort to influence politics and bolster lesbian visibility, a group of forward-thinking women formed LPAC, the political super PAC that works to get progressive candidates elected.

Houston Pride: Dancing, Dining, Divas & Diving on the Bayou

By Steve Weinstein | Jun 14
From a full-out Bette Midler tribute to a real-life dance diva, from fine dining to all-night dancing, the Bayou City is going all out for a Texas-sized Pride June 16-23. Join the out-gay mayor & several thousand of her pals for a sizzling hot time.

Parker: I Consider Myself a Role Model

By Michael K. Lavers | May 9
Equality Forum on May 5 presented Houston Mayor Annise Parker with its International Role Model Award during its annual dinner in Philadelphia. She spoke with EDGE about her tenure, her marriage equality activism and her future plans.

Houston Mayor: Don’t Expect Obama to Endorse Marriage Equality Before Election

By Michael K. Lavers | Mar 24
Houston Mayor Annise Parker told LGBT bloggers and journalists gathered in the Bayou City on Friday that she would be "shocked" to see President Barack Obama endorse marriage equality before the general election.

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