Leo Varadkar, Ireland's first openly gay prime minister, resigned Feb. 20, The Washington Blade noted.
The BBC reported that Varadkar submitted his resignation after the Irish Parliament failed to name a new prime minister. Varadkar, 41, resigned less than two weeks after his Fine Gael party lost 15 seats in the country's general election.
Varadkar became Ireland's prime minister in 2017. He will remain the country's caretaker prime minister until Parliament chooses his successor.
Last year, Varadkar and partner Matthew Barrett had breakfast with Mike Penceand the prime minister made some pointed comments about accepting others, LGBTQ Nation reported. Varadkar ( whose father was born in India and immigrated to Ireland ) told journalists at the event, in part, "I stand here as the leader of my countryflawed and human, but judged by my political actions, not by my sexual orientation, my skin tone, gender, or religious beliefs. ... We are, after all, all God's children."