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Annise Parker Rejects Idea Black Voters Don't Vote for LGBTQ People

Parker, who was Houston's first lesbian mayor, addressed the harmful stereotype during the Victory Institute's "State of Victory" speech. 

Victory Fund Endorses Pete Buttigieg for President

This marks the first time Victory Fund -- which backs only out, viable, qualified candidates -- has made a presidential endorsement.

Annise Parker: LGBT People Must Engage in Politics

The former mayor of Houston, now head of Victory Fund, sits down with The Advocate at OUT & Equal to discuss how we can all affect change.

Aisha C. Moodie-Mills Leaves Victory Fund, Succeeded by Annise Parker

"The stars aligned, and the timing was perfect," says Parker, Houston's former mayor, of the job offer.

Philadelphia's Newest Monument Honors LGBT Pioneer Barbara Gittings

Philadelphia resident Barbara Gittings helped remove homosexuality from the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders.

WATCH: Salt Lake City's First Lesbian Mayor Sworn In

Biskupski laid out an ambitious agenda for the city and shared an embrace with fiancee Betty Iverson.

Houston's Out Mayor Makes Plea for Jacksonville Equality Ordinance

Annise Parker tells residents of Jacksonville to not fall for the lies that sunk her city's nondiscrimination ordinance.


Houston Mayor Annise Parker Vows to Revive Equal Rights Law

The mayor is still holding out for a HERO for LGBT Houstonians.

WATCH: HERO Opponents Celebrate As Supporters Regroup

Rabidly antigay Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick declared, 'We will not accept anyone telling us that wrong is right.' On the other side, there's talk of economic consquences.


Houston Votes to Go Backward on Equal Rights Ordinance

Anti-trans scare tactics appeared to have worked in the nation's fourth-largest city.

Houston Mayor Sued Over LGBT Rights Law — Again

A suit filed by conservative pastors accuses Mayor Annise Parker of interfering with citizens' right to vote.

Grumpy Houston Man Sues City Over Trans-Inclusive Ordinance

Longtime anti-LGBT activist Dave Wilson is angry the city won't heed his petition, which also demands businesses define 'gender' as one's birth-assigned sex.

Houston Mayor Withdraws Subpoenas Issued to Antigay Pastors

The subpoenas have drawn much wrath from the right, but Mayor Annise Parker said she was not giving in to critics but serving the best interest of Houston.

Houston Votes to Ban Discrimination

After nine hours of testimony, the Houston City Council adopted the measure by a vote of 11-6.

Houston Delays LGBT Rights Vote, Removes Restroom Access Provision

Mayor Annise Parker contends a proposed ordinance will still protect trans residents from discrimination.

Houston Offers Benefits to Employees' Same-Sex Spouses

Mayor Annise Parker says this is the constitutional and right thing to do; meanwhile, Houston's county takes steps to protect LGBT prisoners.