Annise Parker Sworn In As Houston’s Openly Gay Mayor

In another triumph for the lesbian and gay community, the nation’s fourth largest city is now officially being led by an openly gay politician. Annise Parker was sworn in on Saturday as Houston’s mayor with her partner, Kathy Hubbard, at her side. Parker will be sworn in again during a public inauguration on Monday.

[Photo by Ed Schipul]

The following video is Parker’s victory speech on December 13, 2009:

David Dayen interviewed Parker for Firedoglake and posted the following on December 31, 2009:

Houston Mayor-Elect Annise Parker: “The World Is Changing”

[Source: change.org]

Congratulations, Houston!

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