“European Union citizens would prefer to elect a gay leader than have one they consider too old, a study released in Brussels has revealed. According to the Eurobarometer study of 27,000 EU citizens across the bloc, just 17 per cent of Europeans would be totally comfortable with someone over the age of 75 in their country’s highest elected post. That is less than half than the 36 per cent who would be at ease with a homosexual leader…” [The Age]