Showstopper in Serbian politics: lesbian Prime Minister

by Beatrice Credi - 2017.06.16
Showstopper in Serbian politics: lesbian Prime Minister
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Woman and lesbian, new Prime Minister of Serbia, Ana Brnabic, has uprooted taboos in one of the most conservative and homophobic countries in Europe.42 years old, declared homosexual, she was just sworn in by the new president of the country, Aleksandar Vucic. “It is a great honor for me, but, at the same time, an enormous responsibility”, she declared immediately after having been sworn in. Serbia joins two other European countries headed by gay Prime Ministers: Leo Varadkar of the Republic of Ireland and Xavier Bettel of Luxemburg. But Anna Brnabic is not new to this type of honor. When she became Minister of the Public Administration in August, 2016, she was the first ever from the LGBT community to have reached a political position of this level in Belgrade.

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