Friday, March 20, 2009

Iceland Breaks Global Barrier By Electing Openly Lesbian Prime Minister.

Ok Iceland, you got some fierce examples of womanhood reppin you on an international stage! First Bjork, now Johanna Sigurdardottir. This appointment apparently went down in February, i'm just catching up now. BBC reports:

Johanna Sigurdardottir, named as Iceland's prime minister on Sunday, is the first openly lesbian head of government in Europe, if not the world - at least in modern times.

The 66-year-old's appointment as an interim leader, until elections in May, is seen by many as a milestone for the gay and lesbian movement.

Up until now, if a gay man or woman has been prime minister, they have done their best to conceal the fact.

In Iceland itself, however, the new prime minister's sexual orientation appears to be causing less excitement than it is abroad.

I like the fact that its not really a big deal in Iceland itself. And i'm feelin this trend where world leaders are beginning to look like and represent those who are usually oppressed in those countries. Though I really have no idea how oppressed LGBTQ folks are in Iceland. Seems to be pretty chill there... no pun intended...


SeBiArt said...

LOL!!! Richard you are hilarious - with the "chill" comment. hahaa! But seriously tho' - that is damn progressive - I really hope that eventually such appointments will occur without the blink of an eye, but for now - I'm happy to pass this on as an exceptional example of good news. :)

Butch Boo said...



the queen'z here said...

wow. that's amazing.
*big grin on my face*

richard said...

yes, cool eh?? :)