First North American City to elect Gay Mayor?

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Which major North American city was the first to elect an openly gay mayor?
Poll ended at 10 Jun 2010, 8:26 pm
San Francisco 17%  17%  [ 1 ]
Vancouver 17%  17%  [ 1 ]
Seattle 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Mexico City 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Cleveland 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Houston 33%  33%  [ 2 ]
Toronto 17%  17%  [ 1 ]
Winnipeg 17%  17%  [ 1 ]
Total votes : 6

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08 Jun 2010, 8:26 pm

IT WAS WINNIPEG!! !

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSkMwNOTYrA[/youtube]

I think masses of socially progressive activists should come to the working class city of Winnipeg every year and admire it's progressiveness. IT'S ABOUT TIME A WORKING CLASS CANADIAN CITY FROM THE GREAT PROVINCE OF MANITOBA DEFY THE STEREOTYPES OF BEING CULTURALLY CONSERVATIVE AND FINALLY GAIN RECOGNITION FOR THIS WINNIPEG FIRST.

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I'm curious to see which of these major North American cities you think was the first to elect an openly gay mayor. After two days, if nobody has answered correctly, I will give you the answer.



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08 Jun 2010, 8:29 pm

Who cares?


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08 Jun 2010, 8:29 pm

John_Browning wrote:
Who cares?


Obviously you, since you replied to this thread.



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08 Jun 2010, 8:49 pm

London!! !



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08 Jun 2010, 10:57 pm

Awesomelyglorious wrote:
London!! !


No, it definitely wasn't London, Ontario.



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08 Jun 2010, 10:58 pm

Master_Pedant wrote:
Awesomelyglorious wrote:
London!! !


No, it definitely wasn't London, Ontario.

Brazil!



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08 Jun 2010, 11:12 pm

Awesomelyglorious wrote:
Master_Pedant wrote:
Awesomelyglorious wrote:
London!! !


No, it definitely wasn't London, Ontario.

Brazil!


Brazil, Indiana isn't a major city.



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08 Jun 2010, 11:13 pm

Master_Pedant wrote:
Brazil, Indiana isn't a major city.

Antidisestablishmentarianism!! !



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08 Jun 2010, 11:15 pm

Not San Fran, because if the answer made sense you wouldn't be asking. Houston?


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08 Jun 2010, 11:43 pm

Yes it is Houston. Annise Parker. There have been other gay mayors too just not openly. *cough*edkoch*cough*



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08 Jun 2010, 11:45 pm

Actually, Portland, Oregon elected Sam Adams as mayor 4 years before Houston elected Parker. Houston is just the largest city in the U.S. to have elected an LGBT mayor.

Some people may think Harvey Milk was the first elected mayor. He was never mayor, George Moscone was the mayor of San Francisco at the time, Milk was the city manager, which isn't an elected position, but rather one that one would apply to, as with any other job.

I think Ed Koch was asexual, not gay.


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09 Jun 2010, 10:49 am

Gay Times topic

Toronto, Ontario has a Gay mayorality candidate, and he is a strong contender. Elections are coming up. 8)


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09 Jun 2010, 4:07 pm

No brainer. Glen Murray was elected in 1998.


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09 Jun 2010, 4:15 pm

visagrunt wrote:
No brainer. Glen Murray was elected in 1998.


And the winner is...topic

...Visagrunt. Murray is no longer mayor, so I was thinking of a here and now candidate, and that is why I chose Toronto. Goerge Smithermann has a good chance.

But you are right. I do not think Harvey Milk was an actual mayor.


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09 Jun 2010, 4:59 pm

I heard that the reason that Moscone and Milk were assassinated was that Dan White (the assassin) had ties to the People's Temple (Jim Jones' cult), and was trying to draw attention away from the mass suicides in Guyana.


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14 Jun 2010, 11:55 pm

sartresue wrote:
visagrunt wrote:
No brainer. Glen Murray was elected in 1998.


And the winner is...topic

...Visagrunt. Murray is no longer mayor, so I was thinking of a here and now candidate, and that is why I chose Toronto. Goerge Smithermann has a good chance.

But you are right. I do not think Harvey Milk was an actual mayor.


I didn't say "current city to elect a gay mayor", I said FIRST. IT WAS THE GREAT CITY OF WINNIPEG.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY9BtROpNQ4[/youtube]

Visagrunt, you are correct.

Now I think its time the Scranton, Pennsylvania of Canada gets respect for this immensely progressive move conducted in 1998.

Milk was not a mayor, he was a city Supervisor, by the way.