Congratulations to the mayor-elect of Houston: Annise Parker. The Houston Chronicle just called it.
Today, Parker won the runoff for mayor of Houston against Gene Locke. Parker, an out lesbian, was the subject of brutally ugly homophobic attacks during the past few weeks. But, tonight, in Houston, homophobia lost.
The fourth largest city in America has an openly gay mayor.
UPDATE @ 11:21 PM: Parker’s opponent, Gene Locke, just conceded.