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

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


  1. says

    Too bad Westerwelle’s party is such a cockup in the government. I’m glad I am a US citizen and wasn’t allowed to vote for them in the last election like I would have, because I’d be embarrassed now. At least Mronz is hot.

  2. Mike C. says

    Well it looks like one website didn’t shy away from it then. The translated captions from the above mentioned site include:

    “Same-sex couples arrived at Beijing Airport, together with off the plane.”
    “Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao shook hands with the same-sex couple”

  3. daftpunkydavid says

    they’ve been traveling across asia for the past few days. it’d be interesting to compare the host countries’ reactions…

  4. lola says

    they look like father and son a little. but good for him getting a younger and very hot boyfriend and not hiding it. enough with the hiding.