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The 2018 Texas Tribune Festival is upon us! Join us Sept. 27-29 in downtown Austin for two days of unique perspectives, thoughtful conversation and networking — all in the shadow of the Texas Capitol. 

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Saturday, September 29 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm
A Conversation with Annise Parker, Victory Fund CEO and Former Houston Mayor

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The nation's first openly gay big-city mayor discusses the record slate of LGBTQ candidates in Texas and nationwide in 2018, President Trump and LGBTQ rights, what's at stake in the midterm elections, the changing Texas political landscape and more. Moderated by OutSmart Editor John Wright.

This event is part of Open Congress, a free, open-to-the-public street festival held on Austin's historic Congress Ave. on Saturday, Sept. 29. RSVP to attend Open Congress here.

Presented by OutSmart Magazine

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Annise Parker

President and CEO of the LGBTQ Victory Fund & Institute and Former Mayor of Houston
Parker served as mayor of Houston from 2010 to 2016 — the first openly LGBTQ mayor of a major American city. Previously, she served on the Houston City Council and was later elected city controller. Parker currently serves as president and CEO of the Victory Fund and Victory Institute... Read More →

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OutSmart Magazine

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Established in 1994, OutSmart is an award-winning monthly magazine and website serving Houston’s LGBTQ community. Each month, our news and entertainment coverage reaches 200,000-plus readers. OutSmart was voted “Nation’s Best Local Magazine” by the Vice Versa Gay Press Awards... Read More →

Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm CDT
Walmart Partner Tent, Open Congress