Openly gay Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns, left, listens as his partner, J.D. Angle, introduces Houston City Controller and mayoral candidate Annise Parker, right. Burns and Angle hosted a reception for Parker in their home on Tuesday, June 23 to help raise funds for her campaign. Parker would be the first open lesbian elected mayor of a top 10 U.S. city if she wins in November. Houston is the fourth-largest city in the country. TAMMYE NASH/Dallas Voice.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition June 26, 2009.