Thursday, January 29, 2009
Iceland has openly gay head-of-state
UPI is reporting this morning that Iceland has the first openly gay head of state in modern history, Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir, 66, a former flight attendant and open lesbian. The link for the story is here.
It’s unclear whether the United States could have had a gay president, such as James Buchanan, the only president not to marry, but a Freemason and also (unfortunately) a defender of slaveowner’s rights. There are stories about Lincoln (hence “Log Cabin Republicans), but it was common for civilian men to sleep together and share quarters in the 19th Century; nothing was made of it then.