(Photo: Xavier Bettel)
The gay prime minister of Luxembourg called out leaders of several countries that ban homosexuality at the world’s first Arab League-European Union summit, reports LGBTQ Nation.
Earlier this week at a conference room in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel denounced anti-LGBTQ laws and violence.
According to a member of Bettel’s cabinet who was present at the meeting, he “said that he was gay and that the fact that he is married to a man could get him the death penalty in a number of countries represented at the table.”
Der Spiegel‘s Stefan Leifert said that Bettel’s speech elicited “icy silence” from some people who were present and “silent joy” from others.
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