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Tue Jun 18, 2019, 04:10 PM

Chasten Buttigieg: 'I wish that I could tell you that' every message I receive isn't 'homophobic'

(This is the LGBT group. There is another posting of this article in Democratic Primaries courtesy of DonViejo.)

Chasten Buttigieg, husband to South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D), said he's proud of the progress that has been made in the gay rights movement leading to his husband's presidential candidacy, but warned that there is a still a long way to go "for equality."

"The fight for equality is far from over," Buttigieg said Monday at a Democratic National Convention gala for LGBTQ rights in New York.

"I wish I could stand here and tell you that all of the responses to my husband running for president have either been positive or that the criticisms have simply been about his policy decisions," Buttigieg continued. "I wish I could tell you that every voicemail, email, social media message and text that I receive isn't hateful, bigoted or homophobic. I wish I could tell you that the world has unequivocally accepted Peter and I, but I cant," he said. "And that's why I march."

Pete Buttigieg is the first openly gay candidate to make a serious run for the Oval Office.

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