From CNN on Sunday, Annise Parker, the mayor-elect of Houston.
Speaking on her historic win becoming the Houston’s first openly gay mayor, and making Houston the largest U.S. city to ever have an openly gay individual serve as mayor, Parker said:
“I understand that I’m a role model for my community … and I understand that for many people I am a symbol.”
“What I hope that this election signals is something larger than me and the GLBT community. It’s that Houston is a wonderful diverse international city that values people for what they can do more than who they are.”
Here’s the full CNN interview, courtesy Mediaite.com: