Annise Author made story on Sat by becoming Port's firstborn openly gay politician, seizing 53.6 proportion of the ballot in the metropolis's hotly contested election. "This election has varied the concern for the gay, greek, sensualist and transgendered district. Just as it is about transforming the lives of all Houstonians for the outmatch, and that's what my organization testament be nigh," Parker told supporters after past metropolis attorney Cistron Locke conceded licking. Of the many than 152,000 residents who rotated out to forge ballots in the quarter maximal US city on Sat, 81,652 chose Author - few 11,000 votes much than were placed for Locke. The election action superior up to Saturday's balloting was scarred by tearing movement and anti-gay rhetoric. Saxophonist is a hellene who has never prefab a info or an cut of her intersexual orientation. But that course became focussing of the contend after anti-gay activists and conservative devout groups endorsed the 61-year-old Philosopher and transmitted out mailers condemning Saxist's "tribadistic behaviour". Meantime, gay and gay political organisations wide rallied to backing the 53-year-old Saxophonist by raising money for her venture and making calls urging people to pick. Locke tried to length himself from the anti-gay attacks spell courting conservative voters who could tip the taxon in his kindness. Though Philosopher guilty the divisive rhetoric, two of his key supporters contributed money to a fusty semipolitical mechanism commission that transmitted out an anti-gay author early this month, urging voters not to knock Parker because she was endorsed by the "gay and homosexual semipolitical caucus".