Pete Buttigieg

Pete Buttigieg thanked LGBTQ+ teen Zander Moricz for his “voice and adovacy” in the fight against Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law.(Paras Griffin/Getty for Essence) US transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg sent a heartfelt letter to a teen activist who is part of a lawsuit challenging Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law. Zander Moricz gained widespread media attention
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Pete Buttigieg with his husband Chasten in South Bend, Indiana, where he announced he was dropping out of the presidential race (Scott Olson/Getty) Pete Buttigieg has announced that he and his husband Chasten Buttigieg are officially daddies – and they simply could not be happier. Taking to Twitter Tuesday (17 August), the transport secretary, 39,
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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (L) and his husband Chasten Buttigieg (R) wave during a campaign town hall event at Washington Liberty High School 23 February 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Teacher and LGBT+ rights advocate Chasten Buttigieg has shared a horrifying experience of being confronted by a manager about his
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Kamala Harris has paid tribute to the “boundary-breaking” Pete Buttigieg (Twitter/Pete Buttigieg) Kamala Harris has paid tribute to the “boundary-breaking” Pete Buttigieg, as he is sworn in as Joe Biden’s secretary of transportation. With his husband Chasten at his side on Wednesday (3 February, Pete Buttigieg was officially sworn in on his family Bible by
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Former presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg this week made history as the first gay man nominated for a full-time cabinet post, prompting howls of anger from Trump supporters. Republican-supporting outlets such as Russia Today, Fox News, The Federalist and have sought to shout down LGBT+ celebrations of Buttigieg’s appointment, arguing that it “erases” the legacy of
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Pete Buttigieg has revealed how he channeled his “inner Mike Pence” while helping Kamala Harris prepare for the vice-presidential debate. In a strange twist of fate, the gay former presidential candidate has been role-playing as Pence in mock debates with Harris to help her practise. Appearing in an MNBC segment ahead of the big showdown
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A man waves a rainbow flag in front of the Supreme Court. (Getty/Jim Watson) Queer leaders, politicians and allies are celebrating the historic Supreme Court ruling that employers cannot discriminate against workers for being LGBT+. The Supreme Court ruled Monday (June 15) that a 1964 sex-based employment discrimination law also applies to cases where “an
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Judge Judy passed judgement on Bernie Sanders’ plan for revolution. (Fox 25/Getty) Judge Judy stood shoulder to shoulder with billionaire Mike Bloomberg as she pledged to fight Bernie Sanders’ bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. The TV judge – and idol to one RuPaul Andre Charles – argued that America is “perfect” just as it
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Queer Broadway producer Richie Jackson has slammed members of the LGBT+ community who have questioned whether Pete Buttigieg is “gay enough”. Speaking on the Washington Post‘s “Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart” podcast, Jackson said that queer people who question Buttigieg’s gay credentials are “absurd.” “The whether he’s gay enough, I find deeply disturbing,” Jackson said. “First
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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) The decision by presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg to pull out of a fundraiser at a gay club that has a pole in the middle has caused outrage among pole dancers. Buttigieg and his husband, Chasten, cancelled a fundraiser at LGBT+ venue The Dark
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Pete Buttigieg was interrupted during a campaign rally by Black Lives Matter supporters who questioned his record as South Bend mayor. Buttigieg was speaking at in Des Moines, Iowa on Sunday (January 12) when demonstrators wearing Black Lives Matter shirts began heckling him with concerns about his past actions. One person can be heard quizzing
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There are various pressing issues affecting the LGBT+ community in the United States today. Members of our community can be fired because of their sexual or gender identity and trans women are facing an epidemic of violence, among countless other issues. But presidential candidates were not asked about these issues at a debate on Tuesday.
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Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg talks with attendees at a campaign event in Fairfield, Iowa on Thursday August 15, 2019. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call) Pete Buttigieg had an extremely awkward encounter with a woman who previously met the late Robert F. Kennedy. The gay Presidential hopeful was campaigning at the
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