How much do they pay the gays in Texas?

Houston Mayor Annise Parker, shown being sworn in January, is only the second-highest-paid openly LGBT government employee in Texas.
Houston Mayor Annise Parker, shown at her inauguration in January, is the second-highest-paid openly LGBT government employee in Texas.

Earlier today I stumbled upon The Texas Tribune’s handy-dandy database of Government Employee Salaries, which claims to contain salary information for 480,000 workers at 62 agencies, schools, cities, counties and transit operations. Naturally my first thought was to type in some openly LGBT government employees (although unfortunately there is no search parameter for “gay”). After the jump, a sampling of what 15 out public employees in Texas make.

—  John Wright