Tag Archive | Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir

Ontario: First Elected Female & Openly Lesbian Premier

Ontario: First Elected Female & Openly Lesbian Premier

In what can only be described as a double first in Ontario, Canada, just before their hosting of WorldPride (starting on June 20th) the first female premier, who also happens to be openly lesbian, was elected. This is also a first for the Commonwealth. Kathleen Wynne (aged 61) the Liberal leader, emerged as a clear […]

Weekend Round-Up: December 30 – January 5

Weekend Round-Up: December 30 – January 5

The first week of the new year is always a bit quieter than others, although the last few days have been pretty hectic here at EILE! Catch up with the week’s events here, thanks to our Weekend Round-Up: 

Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir to Speak at 2014 World Pride Summit

Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir to Speak at 2014 World Pride Summit

Iceland’s former Prime Minister, and the world’s first openly-gay head of government, Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, has been announced as the keynote speaker at the WorldPride Human Rights Conference, taking place in Toronto in 2014. Sigurðardóttir – who at the height of her career in 2009, was among Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women in the World – […]

International Conference Praises Iceland for LGBT Rights

International Conference Praises Iceland for LGBT Rights

Iceland received an unexpected seal of approval on the country’s LGBT rights recently, when an international conference of Esperanto speakers in Reykjavík were really impressed by how the country rallied behind their LGBT community and Pride festival. The 98th World Esperanto Conference was held in Reykjavík last month, while the annual Icelandic Gay Pride Festival […]

Passing The Baton: Iceland’s PM Steps Down

When Iceland was going through the collapse of its government, its banking system, and the depreciation of its currency in 2009, Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir was sworn in as Prime Minister, amid street protests and economic chaos. Not only was she taking the reins of government at such a difficult time, she was also the first openly gay prime […]