A representative of the pro-ordinance campaign Citizens for a United Houston introduces Sue Lovell, president of what was then the Houston Gay Political Caucus. Founded in 1975, the Caucus is the oldest civil rights organization dedicated to the LGBTQ community in the South and the largest LGBTQ political organization in Harris County. It is now known as the Houston GLBT Political Caucus. Lovell joined the Caucus's board of directors in 1981, becoming the organization's first female president in 1984. She served through 1985, when she narrowly lost a runoff election to future Mayor of Houston Annise Parker. In addition to her work with the Caucus, Lovell also helped found AIDS Foundation of Houston in 1982 to provide food and housing for people with HIV/AIDS. She went on to serve on the Houston City Council from 2006 to 2012.