Houston Mayor Annise Parker (D) was a featured speaker at the Victory Fund's Champagne Brunch, held at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel on Sunday, April 18. The Victory Fund works to elect openly LGBT candidates, and Parker has succeeded in doing so for years, most recently winning election as mayor in November 2009. Parker is the first openly LGBT mayor of a city with more then 1 million residents and was introduced at the luncheon by Houston City Councilmember Sue Lovell (D), also a lesbian.
"I'm just here today to remind the people here for the brunch how much help Victory Fund is to candidates," Parker told Metro Weekly, "and how important it is to help qualified GLBT candidates achieve office -- so that they can then govern well, and we can get good government, but we also see ouselves reflected in those positions."
Photos from this event are posted in Metro Weekly's Scene section.