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Iceland elects their lesbian leader

Mon 27 Apr 2009 In: International News View at Wayback

She was appointed Iceland's interim Prime Minister back in February, and now Johanna Sigurdardottir has won a snap election to become the world's first elected 'out' lesbian leader. Victory: Johanna Sigurdardottir Sigurdardottir, 66, is nicknamed 'Saint Johanna' for her relentless defence of social causes. She married her long-time partner Jonina Ledsdottir, 54, in 2002. Sigurdardottir and her centre-left Government are dealing with Iceland's major financial crisis, which led the previous PM's resignation. She plans to lead her country into the European Union and adopt the Euro currency.    

Credit: GayNZ.com Daily News Staff

First published: Monday, 27th April 2009 - 9:49am

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