by Chris Bodenner
A reader writes:
You referenced Annise Parker as "the first openly gay mayor of a major American city." I assume you're already getting hate mail from residents of Portland and Providence.
A few (including my mother, who lives in Portland). "Major" is a subjective term, of course, and I used the verbatim wording from the source of the quote. But for the record:
- Houston, TX (pop. 2,242,193 / 4th) - Annise Parker (2009)
- Portland, OR (pop. 557,706 / 29th) - Sam Adams (2008)
- Providence, RI (pop. 171,557 / 136th) - David Cicilline (2002)
- Cambridge, MA (pop. 105,596 / 244th) - Kenneth Reeves (1993*)
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