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Video | Houston Mayor Annise Parker speaks at conference to national LGBT bloggers and editors

IMG_0365 This weekend, I attended the 2012 National LGBT Editor/Blogger Convening in Houston.

In this video, Houston Mayor Annise Parker speaks to the journalists about being elected to a second term; her longtime life partner Kathy Hubbard and being co-chair of Mayors for the Freedom to Marry; and the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida.

Parker is introduced by Denis Dison of Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and the panel is moderated by Bil Browning of The Bilerico Project.

The event was sponsored by the Evelyn & Walter Haas Jr. Fund and the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA).

Video by STEVE ROTHAUS / Miami Herald Staff

Click here to read the LGBT | POV article Lesbian Houston Mayor Annise Parker: ‘I Have a Son Who Looks Like Trayvon Martin’ by Karen Ocamb.

Click here for Dallas Voice conference coverage.

Click here to view a gallery of photos from the conference, which also featured speakers Nina Perales, litigation director of MALDEF, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund; R. Clarke Cooper, executive director of Log Cabin Republicans; Jerame Davis, executive director of National Stonewall Democrats; Marc Solomon, national campaign director of Freedom to Marry; Steve Walker, deputy political director of the Democratic National Committee; Tiffany Muller of Victory Fund; and Mara Keisling, executive director of National Center for Transgender Equality.

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I really admire Mayor Annise Parker’s stand on things. And I love how she can be so approachable and yet also be focused and sombre when it comes to tackling serious issues.

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