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Kezia Dugdale, Scottish Labour leader, comes out

By Fabio Crispim

In an interview with Mary Riddell for the Fabian Society, Scottish Labour leader, Kezia Dugdale, comes out.

Despite never discussing her private life, Dugdale states that she has “a female partner.”

“I don’t talk about it very much because I don’t feel the need to. And there’s something too about how meteoric my career has been. I am generally calm, almost serene.”

She goes on to say that she doesn’t “get easily stressed or battered. But I need a bit of stability to do that, and that means my private life is my private life. That’s the thing I just have to have that nobody gets to touch, and that gives me the strength to be calm elsewhere.”

The reaction to Dugdale coming out has been positive and she took to Twitter to thank all her followers.

You can read the full interview here.