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Varadkar: ‘I’m a gay man. It’s not a secret’


In a candid radio interview today, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has openly admitted to being gay.

In a watershed moment, Mr. Varadkar, who turns 36 today, said that ‘it is not a secret’ and that he wishes to be an ‘equal citizen in his own country.’ Today marks the first time in the history of Irish politics that a cabinet minister openly admits to being gay.

He added that ‘he wanted to reassure people his sexual orientation would not dictate any policies he might make.’

Some equality groups have praised Mr. Varadkar for his frankness and openness on the issue.

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