The first openly gay mayor of a major US city. And in Texas!
Houston Chronicle story.
I hadn't even heard of Parker until a few weeks ago.
S., from Houston, writing on her blog that she wouldn't vote for a lesbian made me wonder what the hell she was talking about! (Thought she was being oblique as usual.)
I finally figured out that Houston had a gay woman headed to the mayoral run-off. Wasn't too hopeful about her chances -- running against a black candidate in a city with a large black population, having to deal with all of the anti-gay right-wingers and the big business faction that had backed someone else. Looks like common sense (she had the best, by far, record of serving the city) won out!
Now, if the city would just do something about their water and hair quality...