Talk Shows / One Wedding, Two Grooms and a Mayor
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To speak about politics, we must talk about politicians. And speaking about politicians, wealth and pretty women are sure to follow. Today, the tides are turning, even handsome men become objects of desire for politicians. Doesn’t matter whether it’s a scandal or a love affair, people have gradually realized that gays are not play things living on the fringe of society anymore. He or she has become a deciding figures in society, who takes the direct approach to be involved in and to create a beautiful, peaceful world. “Queer as Folk Beijing” exclusively interviewed John J. Duran, the queer mayor of West Hollywood, and his partner, on their visit to China. Their story is very much a Hollywood tale. John J. Duran lives openly as a gay man and as an HIV positive individual. He has always been very involved in the development of queer culture and queer rights. He came to Beijing exclusively to be a part of the opening ceremony for the Beijing LGBT Culture and Activity Center and to officiate the wedding of a Chinese gay couple.
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