The ABC is carrying claims by keen RiotACT reader Andrew Barr to be the first openly gay leader of an Australian government.
Mr Barr is acting as Chief Minister for the first time this month while Ms Gallagher is on holiday.
He says his position reflects an evolution of society.
“There perhaps was a time in Australian society when it would’ve been virtually impossible to be openly gay and be in politics,” he said.
“I think we need only reflect back on a number of politicians who held high-profile positions who came out after their time in politics to prove that point.
Congratulations to him.