Frank Rich looks back on the Gates-Crowley-media jitterbug:

We’ve been reminded repeatedly during Gatesgate that Cambridge’s mayor is a black lesbian. 
I missed out entirely. Anyway, here she is — Mayor E. Denise Simmons. She’s got a master’s degree in psychotherapy from Antioch. Good frigging God, it’s like the people of Cambridge phoned Alison Bechdel and asked her to pick somebody. (Actually the city council chose Simmons and did so unanimously. As Wiki will tell you, Cambridge’s chief executive is the city manager; the mayor is in charge of the council.)