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Serbia’s Lesbian Prime Minster Just Had a Baby

Ana Brnabic

Ana Brnabic is now the world's first out head of government to have a child while in office.

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic has announced the birth of her first child.

Brnabic's office announced the prime minister's partner, Milica Djurdjic, gave birth to a boy named Igor, according to the BBC.

"Ana Brnabic is one of the first prime ministers whose partner has given birth while in office ... and the first in the world in a same-sex couple," reads a statement provided from her office to media.

The head of government delayed a schedule trip to Brussels, where she expected to discuss strategic plans for Serbia to join the European Union.

Brnabic in 2017 became Serbia's first LGBTQ head of government, a surprising move in a country that still doesn't legally recognize same-sex marriage. She had been President Aleksandar Vucic's choice to succeed him as prime minister and was appointed to the post. She's also Serbia's first female prime minister. The move surprised many on the world stage considering homophobia is common in the Balkans.

Djurdjic, a doctor, met Brnabic at a bar in Belgrade, according to the BBC. She became pregnant through artificial insemination.

Last May, Brnabic spoke out about a cabinet minister who tried to ban a book about same-sex parents, My Rainbow Family.

Nenad Popovic said, "We must stand in the way of those who want to convince us that it's okay for 'Roko to have two moms, while Ana has two dads,'" via Twitter in May, according to TV outlet B92.

Brnabic disagreed. "His job is to make sure Roko, Stefan, Milos, and any other child stays in Serbia, instead of dealing with who their parents are," she said. "That statement is not fully in the spirit of tolerance that this government of Serbia wants to promote."

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