Lesbian Politicians

Libby Davies Ellen Woodsworth

Canada:

Ellen Woodsworth – Municipal, Vancouver City Council www.ellenwoodsworth.com
Libby Davies – Federal Member of Parliament www.libbydavies.ca 

Kanako Otsuji

Japan:

Kanako Otsuji – Elected Osaka Assembly member, National Diet candidate. http://gayjapannews.com/news_english/news3.htm

Barbara Jordan - Photograph by Tom O'Halloran, 1976 April 7, Courtesy of the Library of Congress

US:

Barbara Jordan: Texas Senator. First African American to preside over a legislative body in the United States, Congresswoman.  Closeted for her entire life, her female partner of 20 years was acknowledged in her obituary as her ‘long time companion’. http://lesbianlife.about.com/cs/woc/p/barbarajordan.htm

Penny Wong

Australia:

Penelope Ying-yen “Penny” Wong – Member of the Australian Senate – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penny_Wong

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