Lesbian Mom to Be Prime Minister of Iceland

iceland flagMany of you may have heard that openly lesbian Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir was picked by Iceland’s Social Democratic Alliance Party to be the country’s next prime minister.

The news gets even better, though: Jóhanna and her spouse Jónína Leósdóttir, an author and playwright, have two adult sons (via Jóhanna’s previous marriage), making Jóhanna not only the world’s first openly lesbian prime minister, but also the first lesbian mom to hold that position.

Alex at Bilerico has more details on her career and political background. She graduated from vocational high school and went to work as a flight attendant, where she eventually led trade unions before being elected to Parliament in 1978. She now serves as Minister of Social Affairs.

Add her to the list of people I’d love to chat with about work-life balance.