List of the first LGBT holders of political offices

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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.


International bodies[edit]

European Union[edit]

European Commission[edit]

European Parliament[edit]

Americas[edit]

Argentina[edit]

Brazil[edit]

Canada[edit]

• First openly gay Premier: Kathleen Wynne Premier of Ontario, June 2014. Wynne also became the first openly gay head of government in North America[4]

Chile[edit]

Colombia[edit]

Cuba[edit]

Mexico[edit]

Peru[edit]

United States[edit]

Uruguay[edit]

Europe[edit]

Austria[edit]

Belgium[edit]

Czech Republic[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Finland[edit]

France[edit]

Germany[edit]

Hungary[edit]

Iceland[edit]

Ireland[edit]

Italy[edit]

Lithuania[edit]

Luxembourg[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

Norway[edit]

Poland[edit]

Portugal[edit]

Serbia[edit]

  • Adviser to the Minister of European Integration
  • Male: Boris Milicevic – 2013–

Slovakia[edit]

Spain[edit]

Autonomous regional parliament members[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Switzerland[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

Africa[edit]

South Africa[edit]

Asia[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]

  • Legislative Council Member (Gay Male): Ray Chan - 2012

Israel[edit]

Japan[edit]

Osaka[edit]

Tokyo[edit]

Nepal[edit]

Oceania[edit]

Australia[edit]

Guam[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Asumió el primer senador gay casado del país
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Direitos dos homossexuais são defendidos por 154 deputados - brasil - versaoimpressa - Estadão". Estadao.com.br. Retrieved 2014-01-30.  (Portuguese)
  4. ^ Kleefeld, Eric.'Ontario elects first openly head of government in North America'.June 13, 2014.The Week. Retrieved June 18,2014
  5. ^ "Transgender Woman 1st to Win Office in Cuba". ABC News, November 16, 2012.
  6. ^ "Roger Karoutchi revele son homosexualite". Le Monde. 2009-01-23. 
  7. ^ "Psychiatric tests for anti-gay attacker". BBC News. 2002-10-07. Retrieved 2010-05-11. 
  8. ^ "Roger Karoutchi révèle son homosexualité". Lemonde.fr. Retrieved 2014-01-30.  (French)
  9. ^ "Lithuania’s ‘Protection of Minors’ Law and Gay Pride Discussed at European Parliament Public Hearing". Ukgaynews.org.uk. 2010-04-29. Retrieved 2014-01-30. 
  10. ^ a b 2011 parliamentary election results: http://wybory2011.pkw.gov.pl/wyn/pl/000000.html#tabs-1
  11. ^ Smith, David (26 May 2014). "South Africa appoints first openly gay cabinet minister". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 May 2014.