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Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir

First out LGBTQ person in the world elected head of government.

Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir was first elected to Iceland’s parliament in 1978 and became its longest-serving member. In 2009, she was appointed prime minister, becoming the first out LGBTQ person to head a government of any country in the world, as well as Iceland’s first woman prime minister. During her time in the parliament and as prime minister, she was a leading advocate for advancements in LGBTQ equality.

Prime Minister of Iceland (2009 – 2013)

Member of Parliament (1978 – 2013)

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