List of the first LGBT holders of political offices Information

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This is a list of political offices which have been held by a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender person, with details of the first holder of each office. It should only list people who came out as LGBT before or during their terms in office; it should not list people who came out only after retiring from politics, or people who were outed by reference sources only after their death.

The year in brackets refers to the year which the officeholder was elected as an openly LGBT person. If he or she came out during term of office it is referred to after the year in brackets.

It is ordered by country, by dates of appointment. Former countries are also to be listed.

Heads of government

Former prime minister of Iceland Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir (second from right) and her wife Jónína (far left) with Slovenian President Danilo Türk and his wife Barbara. Official visit to Slovenia.
# Name Years Nation Office
1 Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir [1] 2009–2013   Iceland Prime Minister
2 Elio Di Rupo [2] 2011–2014   Belgium Prime Minister
3 Xavier Bettel [3] 2013–present   Luxembourg Prime Minister
4 Leo Varadkar [4] 2017–present   Ireland Taoiseach
5 Ana Brnabić [5] 2017–present   Serbia Prime Minister

International bodies

European Union

European Commission

European Parliament

Arranged by country

Americas

Argentina

Bolivia

  • Congressperson – Manuel Canelas – 2014 [22] [First openly gay male]

Brazil

Canada

Chile

Colombia

Costa Rica

  • House of Representatives – Carmen Muñoz – elected 2010 [44]
  • National Assembly - Enrique Sánchez elected in 2018 [45]

Cuba

  • Municipal council – Adela Hernandez– 2012 [46] [First transgender person elected to office]

Ecuador

El Salvador

Guatemala

  • Member of Congress – Sandra Morán – 2015 [50] [First lesbian female congressperson]

Mexico

Peru

Puerto Rico

United States

Uruguay

  • Director of Macro Counseling in Social Policies – Andrés Scagliola – 2010 [60] [First openly gay member of the government; Came out: 2011]
  • House of Representatives (Substitute Deputy) – Martín Couto – 2014 [61] [First openly gay congressperson; Came out: 2017]
  • Member of Parliament – Michelle Suárez Bértora – 2014 [62] [First transgender legislator]

Venezuela

Europe

Austria

Belgium

Czech Republic

Denmark

Faroe Islands

Finland

France

Germany

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Isle of Man

Italy

Latvia

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Netherlands

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Serbia

Slovakia

Soviet Union

Spain

Autonomous regional parliament members

Sweden

Switzerland

United Kingdom

Africa

South Africa

Asia

Hong Kong

India

Israel

Japan

Osaka

  • Prefectural assembly member – Kanako Otsuji – 2005 [189] [First openly lesbian female]

Tokyo

Hokkaido

Nepal

Philippines

  • Province Mayor (Municipality of Leyte, Leyte) – Arnold James Ysidoro – 1998–2004; 2010 [194]
  • Province Mayor (Municipality of Palapag, Northern Samar) – Florencio "Fawa" Abobo Batula – 2013 [195] [First transgender woman]
  • Board Member of 2nd District of Northern Samar Province – Florencio "Fawa" Abobo Batula – 2013–2016 [195]
  • City Councilor (Mandaue City) – Wenceslao Gakit – 1998–2007 [196]
  • Board Member of Sixth District of Cebu Province – Wenceslao Gakit – 2007–2010 [196]
  • City Councilor (Pasay City) – Justo Justo (Panfilo C Justo) – c. 1980s [197]
  • Barangay Capitan of Angeles IV (Tayabas, Quezon Province) – Ruvic Rea – 2001 [198] [First transgender woman]
  • House of Representatives – Geraldine Roman – 2016 [199] [First transgender woman elected to Congress]

Taiwan

  • Minister without Portfolio – Audrey Tang – 2016 [200] [World's first transgender minister without portfolio]

Oceania

Australia

Guam

New Zealand

See also

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