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Annise Danette Parker (born May 17, ) is an American politician who served as the 61st Parker was Houston's second female mayor (after Kathy Whitmire), and one of the first openly gay mayors of a major U.S. city, with Houston being the most In , when Parker was 15, her family moved to a U.S. Army post in. Kathryn Jean Whitmire (née Niederhofer) (born August 15, ) is an American politician and accountant best known as the first woman to serve as Mayor of Houston, Her father had been active in precinct-level politics, and the family frequently . Parker ultimately won the election and became the city's first gay mayor.