The Mayor of Barcelona Ada Colau Ballano was speaking candidly about the current situation in the city (after the Catalonia referendum), and during the interview also came out as a lesbian. Speaking with openly gay presenter Jorge Javier Vazque (who is quite popular in the country), she began talking about her private life in an unusual move for the mayor.
“I had a boyfriend first and then a girlfriend. I had both, for many years,” she said. She then went on to describe a very important relationship she had with a woman in Italy who she dated. They dated long enough that her family grew to accept it.
“We live in a modern society where everyone can love whoever they want, while respecting others,” she said.