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Rainbow Reykjavik…Coming Soon!

Coming soon…Rainbow Reykjavik

World’s first openly gay government leader retires from politics

Reykjavik, Iceland — The world’s first elected openly gay head of government has retired. Johanna Sigurdardottir, 70, ended her political career on Saturday, capping 35 years of public service in Iceland, where she served as Prime Minister since 2009. A social democrat and Iceland’s longest-serving member of Parliament, Forbes listed Sigurdardottir among the 100 Most… Read more »

Iceland PM’s visit inspires China lesbian couple to ‘marry’

Beijing: Busy shoppers in Guangzhou city of South China were surprised on Wednesday to see a lesbian couple seeking their blessings as they held their wedding. The couple said they were inspired by this week’s China visit of Iceland Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir, a self-proclaimed lesbian who is engaged in a same-sex marriage. The girl… Read more »

Iceland PM asked to meet with gay rights activists in Chinese visit

Iceland’s prime minister has been asked to meet with the parents of gay children during her visit to China. Johanna Sigurdardottir, the world’s first openly gay prime minister, is due in the country next week. The Xinhua news agency reports Sigurdardottir and her wife Jonina Leosdottir have been asked to meet with members of PFLAG… Read more »

Reykjavik mayor shows pride for Pussy Riot at gay parade

Iceland mayor Jon Gnarr wears pink dress and balaclava in support of pro-gay Russian punk group on trial in Russia The mayor of Reykjavik dressed in a pink dress and balaclava during Iceland’s gay pride parade to support Russian female punk band Pussy Riot. Standing on the float marked with the words ‘Gayor’, Jon Gnarr… Read more »

Reykjavik prepares for February gay festival

Iceland’s capital city is inviting gay people from around the world to attend its International LGBT Festival from 16-19 February. The Rainbow Reykjavik Event Team along with tour operators Pink Iceland and Reykjavik Excursions, have put together a programme of events and tours. Audur Halldorsdottir from Visit Reykjavik said: “We are really excited about hosting… Read more »