When word quietly spread earlier this month that Pete Buttigieg wasn’t planning to attend a major LGBTQ event Friday in Iowa, it reinforced a nagging perception among some in a community that otherwise has largely been excited by the rise of a credible, openly gay candidate for president. Why, some activists wondered, did Buttigieg seem so reluctant to discuss their issues? As other Democrats RSVP’d yes, organizers publicly announced […]
Pete Buttigieg is in many ways the Caitlyn Jenner of gay men
— Phillip Henry (@MajorPhilebrity) September 19, 2019
For all the people promoting Buttigieg as a candidate for lgbt people, he doesn’t seem to center lgbt issues in his campaign all that much
— Ben Cooper (@bcoop_az) April 12, 2019
Anyways. Very telling that we put out a major call for OUT100 nominees on social and, to my memory, I can’t recall a nomination for Mayor Pete from our queer followers.
— Phillip Picardi (@pfpicardi) September 19, 2019
Pete Buttigieg is a bad and generally conservative politician.
Gay men have the right to critique him however they want – particularly since he is seen as representing gay “progress” – without straight people barging in and straightsplaining how those critiques are homophobic.
— Conner Habib (@ConnerHabib) July 13, 2019