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Iceland PM asked to meet with gay rights activists in Chinese visit

Iceland’s prime minister has been asked to meet with the parents of gay children during her visit to China.

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12th April 2013 04:47

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Asia

Johanna Sigurdardottir, the world’s first openly gay prime minister, is due in the country next week.

The Xinhua news agency reports Sigurdardottir and her wife Jonina Leosdottir have been asked to meet with members of PFLAG China (Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays) in Beijing. It’s unknown if Sigurdardottir will take up the request, but activists in China have described the visit as “encouraging”.

She will meet with China’s President, Xi Jinping, who assumed office last November.   China recognises neither same-sex marriages nor civil unions.

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