Ireland’s Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has confirmed he raised LGBT rights at a behind-closed-doors meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence. In a break from political convention, media were banned from Vice President’s meeting with Mr Varadkar, who is one of just a few openly gay world leaders. LGBT rights groups suspect that the reporting ban was put in place by the VP to avoid him being called out publicly on his anti-LGBT record. He confirmed: “I did privately manage to speak to them about equality and my support for equal rights for women and the LGBT community here in America and also in Ireland.” However, he said that the Vice President expressed an interest in meeting his boyfriend.
March 17 / Pink News