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World’s Top LGBT Politicians

World's Top LGBT Politicians
World’s Top LGBT Politicians

We have compiled the list of the top and most influential LGBT politicians around the world. The main criteria for people who made the list are:

  1. Incumbency – attaining and holding national political office (as well as key regional positions) through the electoral process.
  2. Being a trailblazer if the post is not national but regional or local.
  3. Living openly as LGBT.

ARGENTINA

Maria Rachid


Born 8 November 1974 in Mercedes, province of Buenos Aires, elected legislator of the City of Buenos Aires in July 10, 2011.

AUSTRALIA

Andrew James Barr

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Born 1973 is an Australian politician and Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory.

Stephen Noel Dawson


Born 30 July 1975 was elected to the Western Australian Legislative Council as an Australian Labor Party member for Mining and Pastoral region at the 2013 state election.

Alexander Hart “Alex” Greenwich


Born. 27 November 1980 is the member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly seat of Sydney since the 2012 Sydney by-election.

Donald (Don) Thomas Harwin MLC


Born 5 July 1964 in Sydney, an Australian politician, is the President of the New South Wales Legislative Council since 2011. He is a member of the New South Wales Legislative Council representing the Liberal Party of Australia since 27 March 1999.

Ian Keith Hunter

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Born 23 September 1960 is an Australian politician, representing the Australian Labor Party (ALP) in the South Australian Legislative Council since the 2006 state election.

John Norman Hyde


Born 13 October 1957 in Hamilton, Victoria was the member in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly for the Electoral district of Perth.

Maxwell Shayne Mallard


Born 1964, is an Australian politician. He has been a Liberal Party of Australia member of the New South Wales Legislative Council since 2015.

Bruce Neville Notley-Smith MP


Born 1964, is an Australian politician and former Mayor of the City of Randwick, and is a Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing Coogee for the Liberal Party of Australia since 26 March 2011.

Janet Elizabeth Rice

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Born 18 November 1960 is an Australian Senator, member of the Australian Greens.

Harriet Shing


Australian politician. She is a Labor member of the Victorian Legislative Council, having represented Eastern Victoria Region since 2014.

Dean Anthony Smith


Born 15 May 1969 is an Australian politician and Liberal Party member of the Australian Senate since 2012, representing Western Australia.

Sally Elizabeth Talbot


Born 22 March 1953 is an Australian politician. She has been an Australian Labor Party member of the Western Australian Legislative Council since 2005, representing the region of South West.

Penelope Ying-YenPennyWong

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Born 5 November 1968 is an Australian politician who has represented South Australia in the Senate since 2002, and is the current Leader of the Opposition in the Senate.

AUSTRIA

Ulrike Lunacek


Born 26 May 1957 in Krems an der Donau is an Austrian politician. She is head of delegation of the Austrian Greens in the European Parliament.

CANADA

Nancy Ruth, CM


Born January 6, 1942) is a Canadian Senator from Ontario. She was appointed to the Senate by Governor General Adrienne Clarkson, on the advice of Prime Minister Paul Martin, on March 24, 2005.

COLOMBIA

Gina María Parody d’Echeona

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Born November 13, 1973 in Bogotá, is the current Minister of Education of Colombia.

FINLAND

Jani Petteri Toivola


Born 27 November 1977 in Vaasa, Finland; elected to the Parliament of Finland 2011 as a candidate of the Green League.

Anna Silvia Modig

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Born July 8, 1976, Helsinki, Finland is the Left Alliance MP and city councillor in Helsinki.

Pekka Olavi Haavisto

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Born 23 March 1958 in Helsinki is a member of the Finnish Parliament and the Minister for International Development.

FRANCE

Sergio Coronado


Born May 13, 1970 is a member of the National Assembly of France. He represents the French residents overseas, and is a member of the Europe Ecology – The Greens.

Florian Philippot


Born 24 October 1981 at Croix, Nord) is a French politician, a senior civil servant on leave, one of the five vice presidents of the Front National (FN) and one of the main advisors of Marine Le Pen, president of the party.

Franck Riester


Born January 3, 1974 is a member of the National Assembly of France. He represents the Seine-et-Marne department, and is a member of the Union for a Popular Movement.

GERMANY

Michael Adam


Born 9 December 1984 is a German politician. He has been District Administrator (Landrat) of Regen since 2011.

Volker Beck


Born 12 December 1960 in Stuttgart is a German politician. He is a sitting member of parliament for the Green Party in the Bundestag since 1994.

Michael Ebling


Born January 27, 1967 in Mombach, is a German politician of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), mayor of Mainz.

Jörg van Essen


Born 29 September 1947 in Burscheid, North Rhine-Westphalia, is a German politician of the Free Democratic Party in the Bundestag.

Kai Gehring


Born 26 December 1977 in Mülheim an der Ruhr, is a German politician from the liberal party Alliance ’90/The Greens in the Bundestag.

Lissy Gröner


Born on 31 May 1954 in Langenfeld is a German politician and since 1989 Member of the European Parliament with the Social Democratic Party of Germany.

Anja Hajduk

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Born 8 June 1963 in Duisburg is a German politician. She has been a member of the Alliance ’90/The Greens in the Bundestage 1995.

Barbara Anne Hendricks

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Born 29 April 1952, is a German politician and member of the SPD. Since 17 December 2013 she has been Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.

Bettina Herlitzius


Born 8 July 1960 in Bad Salzuflen, North Rhine-Westphalia, is a German politician, specifically a Green Party representative in the Bundestag.

Johannes Kahrs


Born 15 September 1963 in Bremen, is a German politician. He is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany and representative in the Bundestag.

Michael Kauch


Born May 4, 1967 in Dortmund, is a German politician of the Free Democratic Party in the Bundestag.

Holger Krahmer


Born on 16 October 1970 in Leipzig, is a German politician and Member of the European Parliament with the Free Democratic Party of Germany.

Gerhard Schick


Born 18 April 1972, is a German politician, specifically a Green Party representative in the Bundestag.

Jens Spahn


Born 16 May 1980 in Ahaus, North Rhine-Westphalia, is a member of the ruling Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) in the Bundestag.

Karin Wolff


Born 23 February 1959 in Darmstadt, is a German politician and vice-president of Hesse.

INDIA

Madhu Bai Kinnar

 

Madhu Bai Kinnar, 35, mayor of Raigarh in the central state of Chhattisgarh, is the first low-caste transgender woman in India to be elected to public office.

ITALY

Daniele Capezzone


Born Rome, September 8, 1972, is Italian politician and member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies.

Anna Paola Concia


Born 4 July 1963 in Avezzano, is an Italian politician and gay rights activist, first openly lesbian member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies.

Rosario Crocetta


Born 8 February 1951 in Gela, Sicily, is the President of Sicily in Italy.

Ivan Scalfarotto


Born 16 August 1965, is an Italian politician and activist, committed to LGBT rights, elected in the Chamber of Deputies after the 2013 general election.

Nicola “Nichi” Vendola


Born 26 August 1958, is an Italian left-wing politician and LGBT activist, and member of the Chamber of Deputies.

LATVIA

Edgars Rinkēvičs

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Born 21 September 1973 in Jūrmala, Latvia; is the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Latvia.

LITHUANIA

Rokas Žilinskas


Born on July 20, 1972 in Vilnius, Lithuania; is a member of the Lithuanian Parliament.

MEXICO

Benjamín Medrano Quezada 


Born in Nochistlán, Zacatecas; he was elected municipal president of Fresnillo, the largest municipality in the state of Zacatecas on 7 July 2013.

NETHERLANDS

Roland van Benthem


Born February 24, 1968 in Emmeloord is a Dutch politician and former civil servant, mayor of Eemnes.

Vera Alida Bergkamp


Born June 1, 1971 in Amsterdam is a member of the Dutch House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer).

Wilhelmus Johannes Gerardus Maria van de Camp

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Born 27 July 1953 is a member of the European Parliament and head of the CDA delegation.

Jan Franssen


Born 11 June 1951 in Hilversum, is a member of the Council of State of the Netherlands.

Markus Gerardus Jozef (Mark) Harbers


Born 19 April 1969 in Ede is an MP and a member of the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie).

Onno Hoes


Born 5 June 1961 in Leiden is mayor of Maastricht.

C.D. (Dennis) de Jong

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Born May 22, 1955) is a member of the European Parliament for the Socialist Party.

Henricus Cornelis Maria “Henk” Krol

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Born 1 April 1950 is the Parliamentary leader of 50PLUS in the House of Representatives.

Karin Hildur “Kajsa” Ollongren


Born 28 May 1967) is an Alderperson and Deputy mayor in Amsterdam.

Esther Ouwehand


Born June 10, 1976 in Katwijk is one of the two Members of Parliament for the Party for the Animals (Partij voor de Dieren, PvdD).

Eric Marc Alexander Smaling


Born 18 August 1957 in Amsterdam is a Member of Parliament for the Socialist Party (Socialistische Partij).

POLAND

Robert Biedroń

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Born 13 April 1976 in Rymanów beside Krosno, Poland, is a Polish LGBT activist and politician, he is currently the mayor of Słupsk.

Anna Grodzka

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Born 16 March 1954 in Otwock, is a trans woman Polish politician, elected to the Sejm in the 2011 Polish parliamentary elections.

NEW ZEALAND

Christopher Francis “Chris” Finlayson QC

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Born 1956 is a Cabinet minister and the Attorney-General of New Zealand.

SOUTH AFRICA

Lynne Brown

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Born 26 September 1961 in Cape Town is the Minister of Public Enterprises and former Premier of the Western Cape province in South Africa.

UK

Waheed Alli, Lord (Baron) Alli

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Born 16 November 1964) is a is a Labour life peer sitting in the UK House of Lords, and is one of only a few openly gay Muslim politicians in the world.

David Coburn


Born 11 February 1959) is a Member of the European Parliament for the Scotland region for the UK Independence Party.

Ruth Elizabeth Davidson

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Born 10 November 1978, is leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party and Member of the Scottish Parliament for the Glasgow regional list.

Sir Alan James Carter Duncan, KCMG

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Born 31 March 1957, is the Member of Parliament for Rutland and Melton.

Angela Eagle


Born 17 February 1961 is the Member of Parliament for Wallasey.

Patrick Harvie


Born 18 March 1973, is the co-convenor of the Scottish Green Party (with Maggie Chapman) and Member of the Scottish Parliament for the Glasgow region.

Nicholas Le Quesne “Nick” Herbert

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Born 7 April 1963, is the Member of Parliament for Arundel and South Downs.

Margot Cathleen James MP


Born 28 August 1957, is the Member of Parliament for the constituency of Stourbridge and she is the first openly lesbian MP in the Conservative Party.

Darren Paul Johnson


Born in 1966 in Southport, Lancashire, represents the Green Party in the London Assembly.

Daniel Robert Kawczynski


Born 24 January 1972 is the Member for Parliament for Shrewsbury and Atcham in Shropshire, England.

Peter Benjamin Mandelson, Lord (Baron) Mandelson PC


Born 21 October 1953, is a Labour member of the House of Lords.

Deborah Stedman-Scott, Baroness Stedman-Scott, OBE, DL, FRSA


Born 23 November 1955, is a Conservative member of the House of Lords.

Stephen Twigg

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Born 25 December 1966 is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Liverpool West Derby.

US

Tammy Suzanne Green Baldwin

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Born February 11, 1962 is the junior United States Senator from Wisconsin and a member of the Democratic Party.

Katherine “Kate” Brown


Born June 21, 1960 is the 38th and current governor of the U.S. state of Oregon.

David Nicola Cicilline

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Born July 15, 1961 is an American politician who has been the U.S. Representative for Rhode Island’s 1st congressional district since 2011.

Karen J. Clark

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Born July 23, 1945 is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives.

Sean Patrick Maloney


Born July 30, 1966 in Quebec in Canada, is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who has served as the U.S. Representative for New York’s 18th congressional district since 2013.

Mark Pocan

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Born August 14, 1964 is an American politician and businessman who has served in the United States House of Representatives, representing Wisconsin’s 2nd congressional district, since 2013.

Jared Schutz Polis

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Born May 12, 1975 is an American politician, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. A Democrat, Polis is the member of the United States House of Representatives for Colorado’s 2nd congressional district, serving since 2009.

Kyrsten Sinema

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Born July 12, 1976 is an American politician and the U.S. Representative from Arizona’s 9th congressional district, first elected in 2012.

Mark Allan Takano

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Born December 10, 1960 is an American politician who has been the United States Representative for California’s 41st congressional district since 2013.

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