First Openly LGBTQ Houston Mayor To Speak at Sunday Soiree

by Selena Haynes  |  photo courtesy LGBTQ Victory Fund

The Victory Fund is hosting a Sunday Soiree in Nashville on Oct. 7 at Diskin Cider from 12-2pm. Come enjoy locally brewed cider and snacks while listening to the stories of national and local political trailblazers.

The newly appointed President and CEO of the Victory Fund and former mayor of Houston, Annise Parker, will be one of the guest speakers. She will speak on LGBTQ issues and share her insights on the 2018 LGBTQ candidates along with a call to action for LGBTQ Tennesseans.

Parker was the first openly LGBTQ mayor to be elected, and twice re-elected, in a major US city. She was only the second woman to hold the position in Houston.

“Tennessee has just five openly LGBTQ elected officials in the entire state, which is a big part of the reason it lags well-behind most states in protections for LGBTQ people. We are coming to Nashville to rally the troops – to inspire people to run for office, urge their friends to become candidates and to grow representation in government so we can make real change for the community. We need the LGBTQ community to join us on October 7 so we can increase the number of LGBTQ voices in Nashville and throughout the state” said Parker.

The keynote speaker is Neil Rafferty who is running for an Alabama state house position and would maintain LGBTQ representation in their legislature.  Other guests include local LGBTQ elected officials, Metro Councilpersons Nancy VanReece and Brett Withers.

The Victory Fund is a political action committee (PAC) that has helped thousands of LGBTQ candidates across the nation win positions in all levels of government.

For more information on attending and tickets, visit the Nashville Sunday Soiree event page.

To donate to the Victory Fund, click here.