Annise Parker: LGBTQ Women Elected at Higher Rate than LGBTQ Men

Annise Parker / Photo courtesy of David Ortez via Flickr under CC BY 2.0

By Katie Burkholder

More lesbians were elected this year as mayor of major cities than ever before, according to Annise Parker, the first openly LGBTQ person to serve as mayor of a major city. The former mayor of Houston and current president and CEO of the Victory Fund, spoke on The Advocate’s weekly podcast The Ten about the electability of LGBTQ candidates. Parker pointed out that while more LGBTQ candidates have been men, lesbian and female bisexual […]


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