“Today the once anti-abortion politician is campaigning to significantly liberalise the country’s abortion laws.”
Describing Ireland’s leader as the “openly gay son of an Indian immigrant,” the Time Magazine piece, written by Sunday Independent political correspondent Philip Ryan, notes that “Varadkar decided to come out publicly in the run-up to the world’s first marriage-equality referendum.”
“Today the once anti-abortion politician is campaigning to significantly liberalise the country’s abortion laws,” the piece goes on to say.
Other queer influencers on the list include Scottish Tory leader, Ruth Davidson; fashion designer, Christian Siriano; artist Kehinde Wiley; trans activist Janet Mock; Canadian whistleblower, Christopher Wylie; Netflix Vice President of Original Content, Cindy Holland; US figure skater, Adam Rippon; and actress Lena Waithe.
Varadkar also joins the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Megan Markle, Cardi B, Rihanna, Donald Trump, and Kim Jung Un on the list.
You can find the full Time Top 100 Most Influential People for 2018 list here.
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