Houston, Texas City Controller Annise Parker has won the election to become the city’s next mayor. It will make Houston the largest US city with an openly-gay mayor. Houston is the US' fourth-largest city (the top three are New York, the largest, Los Angeles and Chicago).
In her campaign against former City Attorney Gene Locke, Parker faced a vicious homophobic campaign waged by the area’s evangelical churches. This time, the forces of intolerance and bigotry finally failed. Well done, Houston.
Tip o’ the Hat to Joe.My.God. for the link.