On Saturday, Houston made history by being the largest city in the U.S. to elect an openly gay mayor. Annise Parker has been with her partner Kathy Hubbard for 19 years and has adopted three children.
Here is her acceptance speech.
"This election has changed the world for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community. Just as it is about transforming the lives of all Houstonians for the better. And that's what my administration will be about."