Post by jerry kraus
We don't appear to have had any openly homosexual leaders of major
powers in modern times. Monsieur Macron of France may lean that way,
I suspect, given his "wife" who's old enough to be his mother, and no
apparent tendencies to adulterous relationships -- rather unusual,
for a Frenchman. But, he's keeping it quiet, for the moment, anyway.
So, what would be the consequences of an openly Gay President of the
U.S., British Prime Minister, or French President?
Well, so far we only have Iceland, but I suppose with the law of
large numbers in action, and the public opinion becoming less
hostile towards, we're not unlikely to see that happening for a
major power in the next few decades.
[...] In 1980, Icelanders elected Vigdis Finnbogadottir as
president, the world's first directly elected female head of state.
She retired from office in 1996. In 2009, Iceland became the first
country with an openly gay head of government when Johanna
Sigurdardottir became prime minister.
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