Milestones in Iceland

Iceland just selected modern history’s first openly gay head of state, Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir. But it gets better:

What is really historic about this new cabinet, says Skuli Helgeson, the general secretary of Ms Sigurardottir’s Social Democratic Alliance, is not the fact that its leader is a lesbian, but that for the first time in Icelandic history it boasts an equal number of men and women.

“I don’t think her sexual orientation matters. Our voters are pretty liberal, they don’t care about any of that,”

BBC has more. Along these same lines it is also worth noting that the American President’s security and foreign policy team, a traditionally male dominated cohort, is very well gender integrated. Offensive magazine covers notwithstanding.