Like most professional organisations and social communities, one more congregation that completely lacks diversity and is the significant others of the world leaders–often the First Ladies of their respective countries. Thus, when a First Gentleman entered the picture, literally and figuratively, it made a bold statement. And the man’s absolute flair in fitting in made the sight even more wonderful.
At a dinner gathering during the North Atlantic Treaty Organization conference in Brussels, Belgium, the partners of the NATO leaders came together for a photo opp. The group constituted only women, save for one gentleman, Gauthier Destenay, husband of Luxembourg’s first openly gay Prime Minister Bettel.
The frame shared by the French First Lady Brigitte Macron, First Lady of Turkey Emine Gulbaran Erdogan, First Lady of the US Melania Trump, Queen Mathilde of Belgium, NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg’s partner Ingrid Schulerud, the partner of Bulgaria’s President, Desislava Radeva and the partner of Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, Amelie Derbaudrenghien. Husband of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Joachim Sauer, could have been the only other man in the picture, but he did not attend the dinner.