I get frustrated when people like Chris Trotter go on about "identity politics" within the Labour Party. For me such success is not about identity politics but about social democracy in action. Johanna Sigurdardottir was clearly the best person for the job.
The social democratic mission is about ensuring that people have the opportunity to succeed regardless of their background (age, sex, gender, disability, income, family background, religion). I don't celebrate Johanna Sigurdartottir because she is gay: I celebrate Johanna because she was the best person for the job, and Johanna and the Icelandic people did not let sexuality be a barrier to her success.
Hat tip (No Right Turn)