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08/25/2011

Audio: City famed for space travel braces for even less grounded flight of fancy

by Jeremy Hooper

Sometimes, a gay person grows up to be a mayor of a vibrant American city. That's the aspirational reality that LGBT kids of Houston currently know to be true, having lived for two years now with out lesbian Annise Parker at their city's helm.

But next month, Exodus International and their willing allies at Focus on the Family will try all they can to stifle that message in favor of decidedly junk-science-laden claims. Claims that specifically target scared or vulnerable parents, for obvious reasons:

*AUDIO SOURCE: TOMS Shoes Caves on Pro-Family Support [FoTF Citizenlink]

Mayor Parker and her partner, Kathy Hubbard, have been together for twenty-one years, raising two adopted daughters and one foster son. I would say that yes, love did win out for her.

As for those families the anti-gay/"ex-gay" crowd is trying to confuse? With luck, they will shut out the noise and embrace the inner peace. With this sense of peace, they will love one, out or not.

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