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Mayor dons a dress for gay pride launch

Sat 7 Aug 2010 In: International News

Jon Gnarr Reykjavik's mayor has done his part in proving Iceland is perhaps the world's most gay-friendly nation, dressing up in drag for the opening of city's gay pride festival. Jon Gnarr became mayor in June and is not only the city's leader, but a popular comedian and actor. He channelled his comedic talent by donning a floral-print dress, blonde wig and bright red lipstick. "I am here in the absence of Mayor Gnarr as he is too busy to attend," he told the crowd. "This is what happens when the people elect a clown as a mayor." BBC reports Gnarr's Best Party won the council elections after running on a platform that included free towels in swimming pools and a polar bear for the zoo. Iceland has an openly lesbian Prime Minister, Johanna Sigurdardottir, who married her partner Jonina Leosdottir in June, not long after a gay marriage law passed.    

Credit: GayNZ.com Daily News staff

First published: Saturday, 7th August 2010 - 7:00pm

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