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||Ex-Houston mayor at EI Pride Brunch June 3
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As part of LGBTQ Pride Month, Equality Illinois will host a Pride Brunch on Sunday, June 3, with an appearance by Annise Parker, the former mayor of Houston and the first out mayor of a major U.S. city.
The brunch will take place at Venue West, 221 N. Paulina St., 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
As the keynote speaker at the 2018 Pride Brunch, Mayor Parker will discuss her role as President & CEO of Victory Fundthe only national organization dedicated to electing openly LGBTQ people.
Tickets are $35 each; visit www.equalityillinois.us/events/pridebrunch/.
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