Taoiseach vows to make lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights a priority.

Varadkar, a homosexual, pledges to use his office to advance the cause of LGBT at home and abroad.

Sligo News File.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has pledged to use his office to promote the cause of lesbian. gay, bisexual and transgenger rights across Ireland and the world.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (centre) pictured at Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender parade in Dublin.

Speaking to about 10,000 participants in a LGBT Pride Parade in Dublin at the weekend, Varadkar, a homosexual, said: “I pledge as Taoiseach to use my office, for as long as I hold it, to advance the cause of LGBT rights, to press for marriage equality across Ireland, to speak up for LGBT rights around the world where they are under attack, and to push for the implementation of the sexual health strategy here at home at a time when it is more important than ever.

“I don’t think my election as Taoiseach actually made history, it just reflected it, reflected the enormous changes that had already occurred in our country.

“So, I don’t think that I have changed things for you; I think people like you have changed things for me,” said Mr Varadkar.

Plans are now afoot to make Madrid the world capital of homosexual pride, bringing together a mixture of commercialism and all-night partying.

Officials are said to have already installed some same-sex couple and gender neutral traffic lights across the city, which will remain in place even after the so-called World Pride is over.

An article in the respected American Association for the Advancement of Science magazine Science suggests homosexuality may be caused by chemical modifications to DNA. Research is ongoing.