Leo Varadkar, then Minister for Health, at the Dublin Gay pride parade in 2015.
Gay son of Indian immigrant likely to be Ireland’s next leader
Ireland is to get its youngest prime minister, and the first who is openly gay.
He was 22 when he entered Irish politics. At 27, he was elected to parliament. At 36, he publicly came out as gay. And now, at 38, Leo Varadkar, the son of an Indian immigrant father and an Irish mother, appears on course to become Ireland’s next prime minister.
‘I’m not a half-Indian politician… or a gay politician’