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#Pride: How are LGBT politicians cracking the glass ceiling?

June 28, 2018

Ireland’s Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Luxemburg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, Serbia’s Prime Minister Ana Brnabic, Belgium’s former prime minister, Elio Di Rupo, and Iceland’s former prime minister, Johanna Siguroardottir, all come from different places but belong to the same club. Each of them was elected while openly gay.


LGBT politicians are slowly stepping out of the shadows and reaching their nation’s highest offices, something unfathomable until very recently. In 2017, 33 LGBT representatives were elected to the British parliament. And there are over 400 LGBT candidates running for office in this year's midterm elections in the United States. 

 

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