Annise-ParkerThe gay and lesbian community has taken a giant step towards equality after Houston, Texas elects an openly gay mayor.Annise Parker, was elected as the mayor of Houston with over 53% of the votes. The openly gay City Controller beat out conservative, Gene Locke, despite attempts by conservative and activist to destroy her name. The activist groups sent out flyers "condeming Parker's homosexual behavior."Annise Parker stated,

This election has changed the world for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community. Just as it is about transforming the lives of all Houstonians for the better, and that's what my administration will be about.

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