BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Iceland's PM marks gay milestone

Johanna Sigurdardottir, named as Iceland's prime minister on Sunday, is the first openly lesbian head of government in Europe, if not the world - at least in modern times.

The 66-year-old's appointment as an interim leader, until elections in May, is seen by many as a milestone for the gay and lesbian movement.

Up until now, if a gay man or woman has been prime minister, they have done their best to conceal the fact.

In Iceland itself, however, the new prime minister's sexual orientation appears to be causing less excitement than it is abroad
Last year the US elected its first minority leader into office. This year Europe elects its first openly gay leader into office.

Barriers being broken everywhere, gotta love it!!!