Buttigieg on What U.S. Looks Like to Teens: ‘They See Gay Nightclubs Opening Up Across the Country’

By CNSNews.com Staff | February 7, 2020 | 1:14pm EST
(Getty Images/Joe Raedle)
(Getty Images/Joe Raedle)

(CNSNews.com) - Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who has emerged as one of the frontrunners for the Democratic presidential nomination has a page on his campaign website that carried the headline: “Becoming Whole/A New Era for LGBTQ+ People in America.”

Buttigieg himself is an avowed homosexual who is in a same-sex marriage.

“LGBTQ+ people aren’t just bystanders in American history—they are drivers of it,” says this page on Buttigieg’s site.

“Decades ago, there was no place where someone could worship as an openly LGBTQ+ person. Today, majorities of every major religious group support LGBTQ+-inclusive nondiscrimination laws,” says the webpage.

“Twenty years ago, an awkward teenager at St. Joe High School in South Bend, Indiana, who didn’t know a single out LGBTQ+ student, never would have imagined how far we would come as a country. But what does our country look like to a teenager in 2019, just starting to realize who they are?” says the webpage. “What future do they see for themselves?

“They see an administration that deems people who risk their lives for their country unfit for service because they are transgender,” it says. “They see a President who, when asked about LGBTQ+ rights by a reporter, joked of his Vice President: ‘Don’t ask that guy—he wants to hang them all.’ They see more states covering gender-affirming procedures, but also see high schools refusing to allow trans students to use the bathroom of their current gender. They see people with HIV living vibrant lives, but also see people who cannot afford necessary, life-saving treatment. They see gay nightclubs opening up across the country, but they can’t—they refuse to—forget Pulse. They see transgender people, primarily Black transgender women, murdered at alarming rates. They see a country where they are still not fully free or safe—especially if they are transgender or a person of color—and one in which they still don’t feel like they fully belong.”

To see the full text of the “Becoming Whole” page on Buttigieg’s campaign website click here.

Below is a screen capture from the "Becoming Whole" page on Buttigieg's campaign website:






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