20th April 2015
Court smacks down petition to stop Houston LGBT rights law 9
1:52 PM — A court has upheld an equal rights ordinance in Houston, Texas - after rejecting a legal challenge from anti-gay activists.
26th October 2014
US: Daughter of lesbian Houston mayor refused driver’s license because she has two mothers 7
5:23 PM — The daughter of the Mayor of Houston was refused a driver's license by the Texas Department of Public Safety - because she has two mothers.
24th September 2014
US: Houston mayor shortlisted for world’s best mayor 3
7:14 PM — Openly-gay Texas mayor, Annise Parker, has been shortlisted for the 2014 World Mayor Prize, an international contest for the world's best mayor.
14th November 2013
US: Texas county jail adopts new policy to protect LGBT inmates 1
12:43 PM — The sheriff of Houston's Harris County has adopted a new policy designed to protect the rights of LGBT inmates, including allowing trans inmates to be housed based on their gender identity.
6th November 2013
US: Houston Mayor Annise Parker wins third and final re-election
4:22 PM — Annise Parker was re-elected on Tuesday to her third and final term as mayor of Houston, Texas.
19th January 2012
Seventy mayors to press Obama on gay marriage 19
11:03 AM — A number of large-city mayors in the US have formed a coalition with the hope to achieve same-sex marriage equality.
14th December 2009
Annise Parker elected first out gay mayor of Houston 1
11:19 AM — Annise Parker, an out lesbian, has been elected mayor of Houston, Texas. The vote makes the city the largest in the US to elect an openly gay mayor. Parker won against city attorney Gene Locke by 53.6 per cent of the vote.