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Former Mayor Annise Parker Discusses Houston’s LGBT Community & Future Plans

It’s been about a year since Annise Parker finished her time as Houston’s mayor. After her fellowship at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, she joined the faculty at Rice University. Even before her time in elective office, Mayor Parker was heavily engaged in LGBT activism here in Houston, and she’s returning to those roots, […]

Former Houston Mayor Annise Parker. (Image: Houston Public Media)It's been about a year since Annise Parker finished her time as Houston’s mayor.

After her fellowship at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, she joined the faculty at Rice University. Even before her time in elective office, Mayor Parker was heavily engaged in LGBT activism here in Houston, and she’s returning to those roots, in a way. She recently gave a speech at Texas A&M as part of the school's week of activities to promote tolerance and acceptance of the LGBT community.

We welcome back former Mayor Parker, to hear her thoughts on LGBT issues in Greater Houston and to discuss her future plans.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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