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Another gay mayor for Europe. Berlin, just like Paris, France, now has an openly gay Social Democrat mayor. Wowereit peempted the German tabloids by outing himself a couple of months ago, when he was appointed acting mayor. His sexual orientation was not an issue in the campaign. Wowereit is suspected to be willing to go for a coalition with the former communists "PDS", who are the grandsons and -daughters of the GDR-party SED.