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20 November 2007 @ 08:20 pm
Proud to be German.. at least sometimes..  
..a quite few actually but this makes me proud like hell, hehe..
Just the first paragraph has completely made my day =). Yay. And I know no graphics at all..

Anne Will, Germany's Top Political and Sports Analyst Comes Out

Article Date: 11/20/2007
By Dylan Vox

Imagine what would happen if Katie Couric came out of the closet. This week, Germany got a taste of a surprise like that when top political news and sports analyst Anne Will announced her five-year relationship with University of St. Gallen Professor Miriam Meckel.
Born in Cologne Germany, Will began working as a reporter at Kölnische Rundschau (Cologne Review) while still attending college.
She became a well-respected journalist during the 1990’s and began writing for a variety of news magazines before landing a job hosting the popular German sports show Sportschau.
During the 2000 Summer Olympics, she presented athlete segments and sports commentary and was eventually brought on to anchor Germany’s top evening news show Tagesthemen.
Early last month, Will began her own political talk show, Anne Will, which helped catapult her career as a successful political liaison.
While at an event at the Jewish Museum in Berlin, AfterEllen.com reports that the 41 year old confirmed rumors about her sexuality while posing for a picture underneath the museums placard which reads “Tolerance and Understanding” with her longtime partner Meckel.
"Yes we are a couple," Will explained to reporters, "but we would like to keep our private life private." This was the first time Will had made a public statement about her relationship, although the couple has never tried to hide it even attending the 2002 Federal Press Ball together.
Will’s employers released a statement of support and acknowledged her dedication and perseverance as a talented journalist.
Will has been an advocate for establishing better European-African relations and has been a vocal voice for the abolishment of landmines. Will has used her notoriety to help campaign for UNICEF and other charities, which benefit children all over the world.

source: HERE.
Mood: thankfulthankful
purely_distel: KP - BOOYAH!Ronpurely_distel on November 20th, 2007 08:16 pm (UTC)
Oh hell, yes! Hab "die Will" ja immer geliebt. Was waren sie und der Wickert doch ein geniales Team, oder? Als ich in der Emma gelesen hab, das sie lesbisch ist, hab ich fast rum getanzt :D

Sometimes, just sometimes, we actually do rock ;)
set the recorder to one: carolinasword_fire on November 20th, 2007 10:13 pm (UTC)
Basically? Yeah, that's pretty damn awesome!

purely_distelpurely_distel on December 4th, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC)
*pokes* just to let you know we need new banners :D

If it gets too much, just tell me :) I'm sure I can get someone to share the burden with you ;)
Susibaerkueh on December 6th, 2007 12:40 am (UTC)
Just Not home right now.. I'm in New York City and I don't have computer access...
(Anonymous) on March 25th, 2008 04:56 pm (UTC)
Was bedeutet diese satz: Nach fünf jahren offener Beziung ? It´s a quatation from Emma conserning Anne Will.

Gloria ღ: maxlizantar82 on March 28th, 2008 05:05 pm (UTC)
Hi :)
I nominated your icons at ros_awards : here ^^