Former Icelandic PM Speaks at World Pride

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Former Icelandic PM Speaks at World Pride

By Zoë Robert
Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir

Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

Former Prime Minister of Iceland Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir said at the World Pride Human Rights conference, held in Toronto last week, that in hindsight her and her wife, Jónína Leósdóttir, did not have to wait that long to publicly reveal their feelings for each other. Jóhanna, who became the world’s first openly gay head of state when she took office in 2009, said that the attitude of Icelanders had been very good long  before they started living together in 2000, visir.is reports. 

Jóhanna thanked individuals in the LGBT community for their efforts towards gay rights over the years.

It is the first time that World Pride is held in North America. 

A video of Jóhanna’s speech can be viewed here

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