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Wednesday 08 April 2009


Lesbian mayor elected in Switzerland

Posted in: International Daily News
By GayNZ.com Daily News Staff - 31st March 2009

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Switzerland's second largest city has elected a lesbian mayor.

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Zurich's new mayor: Corine Mauch

Zurich's new mayor Corine Mauch, a member of the left-leaning Social Democrats, was elected by a large majority at the weekend.

Her opponents had attempted to use Mauch's sexuality against her in a heated campaign.

"Being a lesbian is an advantage, Zurich has a large gay community and the city people generally want to show you that they are open minded," one Swiss academic opined, according to PinkNews.co.uk.

The new mayor will take office in late April, just days before Zurich celebrates EuroPride, Europe's massive LGBT Festival which is held in a different city each year.