Mayor JÃ³n Gnarr in drag. (Pic: Heimir MÃ¡r PÃ©tursson)
The mayor of ReykjavÃk in Iceland joined 90,000 people for the city’s pride parade dressed in drag as a middle aged woman.
JÃ³n Gnarr (43), who was elected mayor in May, is also a well-known actor and comedian. He led the parade atop a decorated truck provided by the ReykjavÃk Road Department.
Saturday’s Pride celebrations included an outdoor concert at which Gnarr, a father of three, addressed the crowd.
“The mayor unfortunately could not attend himself,” joked Gnarr, adding “This is what we get for voting for a clown in elections.”
On a more serious note he later commented: “The parade has great value and shows the unity and happiness among the people of Reykjavik.”
Iceland is led by the first-ever openly gay leader of a country, Prime Minister JÃ³hanna SigurdardÃ³ttir. The country’s parliament voted to legalise same-sex marriage in June.