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LGBT Stories: Houston Mayor Annise Parker Shares Personal Story Of Young Love

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Guestblogger Nathan Manske and Marquise Lee just finished a 4 month, 50 state tour of the United States collecting stories for their I'm From Driftwood site. We'll be sharing some of the stories they collected along with some of the insight into what they saw. They're still encouraging people to submit their written stories via IFD.

Driftwood Before meeting the mayor, we met and spoke with her chief of staff, Janice, who wanted to make sure Mayor Parker had the right idea about what we were looking for. "Any story, right?" "That's right." "It doesn't have to be about politics?" "Nope. Any true story from her life involving her being a lesbian." "Even before her time as Mayor?" "Yes. Any story, from any time, about anything involving her being a lesbian." It seemed as though Mayor Parker was eager to share a story about love--both the ups and downs--but only wanted to if it was okay. I thought it was both charming and courageous.


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  1. Mayor Parker makes me proud to be a Rice University alumnus.

    Posted by: Mona | Feb 10, 2011 1:59:59 PM

  2. At first glance, I thought that was Hillary Clinton.

    Posted by: David L Rattigan | Feb 10, 2011 2:00:22 PM

  3. Ordinary LGBT people do not have the same interests as LGBT politicians. To force us together means ordinary LGBT people's interests take a back seat to the interests of these politicians (for example, see Barney Frank's long glorious career as a whore for Goldman Sachs vs. what he's done for LGBT people). Any real movement OPPOSES politicians. The LGBT movement rides the coattails of politicians and, like obedient dogs, we blame the Republicans when the Democrats act against LGBT people.

    Posted by: Genesis Revelations | Feb 10, 2011 5:07:13 PM

  4. Bill Clinton looks really good in this video! Amazing what a little lipstick can do.

    Posted by: isaacben | Feb 10, 2011 11:27:39 PM

  5. Even living in Dallas, Mayor Parker makes me proud to live in Texas.. I am not Texan, but there ARE good people here, believe it or not.

    Posted by: Paul | Feb 10, 2011 11:34:46 PM

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