Wow, this is wonderful, the Liberal leadership race is over and former education minister Kathleen Wynne is now Ontario’s first female and lesbian premier! Wynne is open about her lesbianism it not the core of her identity but it is simply a part of her.
During Wynne’s victory speech, she thanked her partner Jane for her support and got a huge applause from the audience. It might not seem to be a big deal that Wynne is Ontario’s first lesbian premier but it is a breakthrough for the gay and lesbian community in Canadian politics. It means that the Liberal Party sees Wynne as someone they can count on and people are truly progressive and open minded.
Wynne is a solid leader and it is very encouraging that the province of Ontario continues to move towards modernity.