Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The World's First Openly Gay Leader

Icelandic Social Affairs Minister Johanna Sigurðardottir would be the world's first openly gay leader if she becomes Prime Minister of Iceland, as is widely expected. Although Per-Kristian Foss served as acting Prime Minister in Norway very briefly in 2002, this represents the first time that a gay leader would assume the reins of a modern state.

The Prime Minister of Iceland (currently) is expected to step down due to health concerns and the economic crisis. Read the rest of the article here. It is written kind of as a jest to the American public. Icelanders do not even ask the question or would care writes Ms. Erlingsdottir and find it offensive Americans would. If we could ever live in such a climate...

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