In an interview with Lone Star Q, openly gay Houston mayor Annise Parker was asked to give her thoughts on neighboring Louisianan Phil Robertson and the controversy surrounding his anti-gay comments and suspension from A&E's hit show Duck Dynasty.
"I have never watched 'Duck Dynasty,' so I don't think about it much at all," Parker responded. "I've been a gay community activist since the mid-70s. It was a very different time. We were fighting to keep people out of jails and mental hospitals. What some redneck wingnut has to say about the GLBT community is completely irrelevant."