Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Mayor Murray, the Early Years

Last week I highlighted The Seattle Times' casual mention that the mayor of Seattle was accompanied to the Super Bowl by his husband.  In case anybody in Seattle hadn't yet grasped we have an openly gay mayor, yesterday's Times removed all doubt.

In a column about a gathering to celebrate a radio station's new home, Nicole Brodeur wrote that the first album Mayor Ed Murray bought was Tom Jones' "Delilah."  And he saw the film "Funny Girl" nine times.

"That's how I figured out I was gay," Murray quipped to the crowd.

That's certainly how the ticket taker figured out he was gay.