Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, described how his life would have been if he’d come out sooner.
“I came out because I wanted to date. If dating had been available to me in my 20s I’m not sure I’d have gotten nearly as much done,” he said. “The city was a jealous bride and I was fine with that, up to a point.”
Buttigieg, who served as a naval officer in Afghanistan, said he came out after he came back from his deployment. That’s when he said he “started thinking about how you only get to live one life.”
Mayor Buttigieg on dig from Trump official: I know bait when I see it
During a CNN town hall, Buttigieg refused to engage when asked about a Trump administration official who accused him of pushing a “hate hoax” during his back-and-forth with VP Mike Pence #ButtigiegTownHall pic.twitter.com/hqfPjWYIcw
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) April 23, 2019
Raucous applause for Buttigieg — biggest applause of the night — when he refused to take the bait of Trump sycophant Rick Grenell, our ambassador to Germany, who’s gay (with a very small g) but sides with homophobe Mike Pence.
— John Aravosis 🇺🇸 (@aravosis) April 23, 2019