Celebrating LGBTQ History Month: June 14, Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir

14 Jun

Today I would like to honor and pay tribute to Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir.  Jóhanna claims two significant honors. She is the first female Prime Minister of Iceland, and she is the first openly gay Head of State in the world!  Wow–impressive.  Jóhanna took office on February 1, 2009.  In the 1990s, Jóhanna lost her bid to head her party, commenting, ” Minn tími mun koma!”  –My time will come! I wonder if the United States will overcome its bigotry toward the LGBT community and elect an openly gay President in my lifetime?  I think I’m quite fond of this particular post because it is a great history lesson for Americans specifically.  It is good for the United States to know that a country has an openly gay leader and for those that support Michele Bachmann, it is good for them to know there is a country called Iceland.  Thank you, Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir for being out and visible.


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