Iceland's likely new prime minister

Posted on 28 Jan 2009 at 2:11pm

The U.S. finally has its first non-white president, and it looks like Iceland will probably soon have its first non-hetero prime minister.

This just in from the Queers United blog:

“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.”

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