Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Iceland to Name First Lesbian Prime Minister

Iceland is set to become the first country to have an openly-queer head of government. Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, a Social Democrat and the current Minister of Social Affairs who's also openly lesbian, is likely to be announced as the new prime minister as the former Icelandic prime minister leaves office due to esophageal cancer.

Besides being the first lesbian prime minister in the world, she's also the first female prime minister in Iceland.

Crossposted via Bilerico Project.

9 comments:

Sara said...

Well, I guess I can forgive Iceland for producing Bjork now.

OmahaGayVillage said...

WOW! Very interesting news!

genderkid said...

Whoa. This is like having a lesbian president! It's a truly huge story; it should appear in the mass media.

Eva said...

Iceland had a female president in 1980. http://womenshistory.about.com/od/finnbogadottirv/Vigds_Finnbogadttr.htm

L. Stephen said...

This is AWESOME!!!

pravda said...

This is amazing! Maybe the U.S. will follow suit in 2016;)

Dee Dooley said...

congrats to the iceland government, this will show the world that us Queers CAN do great work and that we are not underneath the hetrosexual world but we are equal.

Anonymous said...

Vigdis Finnbogadottir was President of Iceland from 1980 until 1996. And she was female, so I don't know where you get your facts from.

Anonymous said...

And i dont know where you learnt to read from...
its talking about a lesbo president..

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