Home, Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America and Caribbean, Oceania, News, Sitemap
EN


Home / Asia / China / Articles / Iceland PM asked to meet with gay rights activists in Chinese visit
loading map..

Facebook

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

in CHINA, 12/04/2013

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

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.

Read the full story

Bookmark and Share