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Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, the former Prime Minister of Iceland, was the first openly gay head of government in modern times.
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In October 2014, Apple CEO Tim Cook became the first CEO of a Fortune 500 company to publicly come out as gay.

Homosexuality is a sexual orientation. A homosexual person is romantically attracted to people of their own gender. Men who are romantically attracted to other men are called gay. Women who are romantically attracted to other women can be called gay as well, but are usually called lesbians. People who are romantically attracted to men and women are called bisexual.

Together homosexual, bisexual, and transgender people make up the LGBT community, which stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender. It is difficult to say how many people are homosexual. Homosexuality is known to exist in all cultures and countries.

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Jason Collins became the first active male professional athlete in major American professional sports leagues to publicly come out as gay.
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