German Delegation to China Includes Gay Foreign Minister's Partner
Here's a sight you don't see very often. It's a photograph of Germany's new gay foreign minister Guido Westerwelle and the delegation he brought with him on a trip to meet with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao.
Westerwelle is in the middle with the purple tie. To his right is his partner, Michael Mronz (a marketing executive working in the private sector).
Shanghaiist reports: "Xinhua's report on Westerwelle's visit was unsurprisingly silent on the surprise appearance by Mronz, going so far as to say that Westerwelle was' accompanied by a number of German parliamentarians and a business delegation'."