Edgars Rinkevics: “I am gay. Good luck all of you.”

November 7, 2014 3:18 PM

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Edgars Rinkevics: “I am gay. Good luck all of you.”

Latvia’s Foreign Minister, flying in the face of conservative sentiment in his small Baltic state, declared in a tweet “I proudly announce I am gay… Good luck all of you” and said he would campaign for legal status for same-sex relationships.

Edgars Rinkevics, using the hashtag “#proudtobegay”, was the first government official to come out in Latvia where the issue of gay rights and homosexuality is often frowned upon. By contrast, fellow ex-Soviet state Estonia recently adopted a Cohabitation Act recognising civil unions regardless of g...

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