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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Dear Politico

Yes. Houston elected the first major city openly gay mayor, but, no, it doesn't reflect some great symbol of change. Houston elected a candidate who was the significantly most qualified candidate who happened to be gay, not "the gay candidate."

It's articles like yours, written by two very insidery white dudes, that show just how far equality still has to go.

(And for those of you prone to similarly overbroad extrapolations, let's remember that this was an extremely low turnout runoff election. We're proud of the result, but let's keep it all in perspective.)


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