According to The Guardian, the leader of Scotland’s Labour Party, Kezia Dugdale, has come out as a lesbian, becoming the fifth major political figure in Scotland to come out as gay.
In an interview with Mary Riddell in the Fabian Review, Dugdale, 34, said, “I have a female partner. I don’t talk about it very much because I don’t feel I need to.” Her announcement has been met with widespread support throughout the country.
Scotland is one of the more liberal countries in the world, having legalized gay marriage in 2014. In 2015, Scotland was recognized as the “best country in Europe for LGBTI legal equality.”