The newly-elected Prime Minister of Ireland, Leo Varadkar, who is openly gay, promised to be the voice of the LGBT community wherever he goes. This is what he said in front of 30 thousand people who came to celebrate the Pride event in the Irish capital. “I pledge as Taoiseach to use my office, for as long as I hold it, to advance the cause of LGBT rights, to press for marriage equality across Ireland, to speak up for LGBT rights around the world where they are under attack, and to push for the implementation of the sexual health strategy here at home at a time when it is more important than ever”. Going on he says that the fact that Ireland has a gay PM itself is not a reason for celebration. What needs to be celebrated is democracy and freedom in the country where it does not actually matter whether you are gay or straight if you give your heart to the people of this land trying to make it better for living. “I don’t think my election as Taoiseach actually made history, it just reflected it, reflected the enormous changes that had already occurred in our country. So, I don’t think that I have changed things for you; I think people like you have changed things for me,” he concluded.