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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Poor and Sexy

Did you know the popular mayor of Berlin is openly gay? I didn't until I read this.

“Ich bin schwul und das ist auch gut so” — ”I am gay and that’s okay,” declared [Klaus] Wowereit in a televised speech.
Way better than "I am a gay American."

(more after the jump)

Plus he was cute when he was a young man:

And here's a short interview (his English is good, though imperfect):

KW: Despite the economic problems which are in Berlin ... like bad economic data and high unemployment, this city, in fact, has a sex appeal. ... Many young people, many creative people from the entire world come here because Berlin is open and ... because the city is affordable for young people. That is what I mean with poor and sexy. ...

GCN: What is the allure for New Yorkers to visit Berlin?

KW: Berlin is exciting. Here everything changes day in and day out. I believe Berlin and New York are comparable cities. Of course not in the magnitude—and each city is different—but I believe, we have a massive dynamism and there is nothing static. Something is occurring.
Left Behinds road trip to Berlin?


  • At 12:41 PM, Blogger Antid Oto said…

    I haven't been overseas in my adult life, and if I ever do pull myself together to get a passport it's going to be for ecotourism. Sorry.

  • At 3:15 AM, Blogger Solomon Grundy said…

    But Berlin is, er, full of ecotourism hotspots. Or something.

    I always forget you're not a globetrotter.

  • At 9:41 AM, Blogger Onda Maris said…

    the berlin mayor was cute as a young man - but never openly gay. only when candidate it was a question of tactics ...
    nevertheless, berlin is worth visiting, eps. its gay scenes ...


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