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Openly gay world leaders list

Ana Brnabić

Openly gay and lesbian heads of governments are not very common, making this list quite short for the time being, but who knows how the pace will pick up in the future. Hopefully, we will see more gay world leaders in the years to come. It’s been 10 years now since the world had it’s first openly gay leader, since then, 4 more have followed. This list is ranked by the date they took office, with the latest being on top and the one that paved way for the rest at the bottom. This list updates if new gay leaders pops up


Ana Brnabić: Prime Minister of Serbia

Ana Brnabić

Ana Brnabić was born in Belgrade 28. September in the year 1975. She took office as the Prime Minister of Serbia 29. June 2017 at the age of 42. She was the first openly gay world leader with a Croat ethnic descent, she is also the second lesbian gay world leader in the short history of gay world leaders. Forbes magazine ranked her as the 88. most powerful woman in the world in 2019. You can read more about Ana Brnabić at WikiPedia


Leo Varadkar: Prime Minister of Ireland

Leo Varadkar

Leo Varadkar was born 18. January 1979 in Dublin, Ireland. He took office as the Taoiseach 2. June 2017. Taoiseach is the Irish word for Prime Minister and head of government. He started his political career in 1999, and has also served as Minister for Transport, Tourism, and Sport, which he was appointed to 9. March 2011. In 2014 he became the Minister for Health, followed by Minister for Social Protection. Leo Varadkar is the 3. openly male gay world leader. You can read more about his history at WikiPedia


Xavier Bettel: Prime Minister of Luxembourg

Xavier Bettel

Xavier Bettel was born 3. March 1973 in Luxembourg City, where he also served as Mayor from 24. November 2011, when he was 38 years old. In 2013 Bettel was elected leader of the Democratic Party. Later that year, he assumed his role as the Prime Minister of Luxembourg the 4. December. In 2018, he was re-elected for a second term, putting him in the history books as the first openly gay prime minister that was re-elected for a second term. You can read more about Xavier Bettel and his political career at WikiPedia


Elio Di Rupo: Prime Minister of Belgium

Elio Di Rupi

Elio Di Rupo was born 18. July 1951 in Morlanwelz in Belgium. He was the 50. prime minister of Belgium, and the first one in the country’s history that was of non-Belgian descent. He took office as Prime Minister of Belgium the 6. December 2011 and served one term, which ended the 11. October 2014. Elio Di Rupo will go down in the history books as the world’s first openly male gay prime minister, and the second one for both genders. You can read more about Elio Di Rupo’s life and political career at WikiPedia


Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir: Prime Minister of Iceland

Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir

Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir was born 4. October 1942 in Reykjavík, Iceland. From 1987 to 1994, and 2007 to 2009, she served as Iceland’s Minister of Social Affairs and Social Security. She became Iceland’s first female prime minister the 1. February 2009 at the age of 67. But being the first female prime minister of Iceland is not why she is on this list, she was also the very first openly gay head of state. She served as prime minister for one term, ending 23. May 2013. Read more about Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir at WikiPedia

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