Saturday, October 02, 2010

Houston Lez Mayor Parker:
Silence on Asher Brown Bully Suicide

As I listen to the resounding silence of Brian Bond, the gay White House deputy director for public engagement, regarding the spike in gay and questioning kids bullied to death in recent weeks, I thought about the Gay Inc org he used to head, the Victory Fund. The fund works to raise money and community support for gay politicians.

One lesbian who greatly benefited from the Victory Fund's support is Houston Mayor Annise Parker. She is in San Francisco this weekend to appear as the headliner for the Horizons Foundation's 30th anniversary gala auction and fundraiser.

Since bullied victim Asher Brown lived and died in Houston, I hunted for any reference to any statement Mayor Parker made about the boy's tragic suicide.

Nothing turned up at the gay Dallas Voice paper's site. Same thing at the Houston Chronicle, ditto at Google news, blog and regular search engines. In the comments at this Houston Chronicle story, one reader complains about Parker's silence over the death.

What about Mayor Parker's government site? Nothing there on the opening page, and nothing listed on her press releases' page. She had time to dedicate a garden on Thursday and issue a release about it, but I guess the Asher Brown tragedy just didn't warrant her attention.

If I've missed a statement or any public remarks from Mayor Parker on Asher Brown's suicide and all the other kids bullied to death, lemme know and I'll share her words here.

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