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]

Bolivia[edit]

  • First gay congressperson: Manuel Canelas - elected 2014[2]

Brazil[edit]

Canada[edit]

Chile[edit]

Colombia[edit]

Cuba[edit]

El Salvador[edit]

Guatemala[edit]

Mexico[edit]

Peru[edit]

Puerto Rico[edit]

United States[edit]

Uruguay[edit]

Venezuela[edit]

Europe[edit]

Austria[edit]

Belgium[edit]

Czech Republic[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Finland[edit]

France[edit]

Germany[edit]

Hungary[edit]

Iceland[edit]

Ireland[edit]

Isle of Man[edit]

Italy[edit]

Latvia[edit]

Lithuania[edit]

Luxembourg[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

Norway[edit]

Poland[edit]

Portugal[edit]

Serbia[edit]

  • State attorney Zagorka Dolovac 2010 –
  • Adviser to the Minister of European Integration Boris Milićević 2013 – 2014

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]

India[edit]

  • First transgender person to be elected to public office: Shabnam Mausi was an elected member of the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly from 1998 to 2003.
  • First transgender mayor of a city: Madhu Bai Kinnar was elected as the mayor of Raigarh, Chhattisgarh on 4 January 2015.[26][27][28][29]

Israel[edit]

Japan[edit]

Osaka[edit]

Tokyo[edit]

Nepal[edit]

Philippines[edit]

  • Municipality of Leyte, Leyte Province Mayor (Gay Male): Arnold James Ysidoro 1998–2004; 2010
  • Municipality of Palapag, Northern Samar(2013); Board Member of 2nd District of Northern Samar Province (2013–2016) (Transgender Woman): Florencio "Fawa" Abobo Batula
  • City Councilor of Mandaue City (1998–2007); Board Member of Gth District of Cebu Province (2007–2010) (Gay Male): Wenceslao Gakit
  • City Councilor of Pasay City (1980s) (Gay Male):Panfilo C Justo/ Justo Justo
  • Barangay Capitan of Angeles IV, Tayabas, Quezon Province (2001) (Trans woman):Ruvic Rea
  • House of Representatives (2016) (Trans woman): Geraldine Roman

Oceania[edit]

Australia[edit]

Guam[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  29. ^ "Transgender woman is elected district mayor in Indian state of Chhattisgarh". the Guardian. Retrieved 1 February 2016.