Mayor Pete kissed his husband after he announced his campaign & it brought LGBTQ people to tears

Pete and Chasten holding hands

Alex Bollinger

Mayor Pete Buttigieg ceremonially announced his campaign yesterday in the rain in South Bend, Indiana.

At the end of his speech he and his husband Chasten Buttigieg kissed, getting a round of applause.

Buttigieg is the first LGBTQ candidate in the Democratic presidential primary, and people noticed the historic moment when he kissed his husband on stage and posted an image of them holding hands on his campaign website, an act of defiance that results in harassment and violence for so many same-sex couples today.

Many people were impressed by Buttigieg’s inspirational speech, which focused on a message of hope.

Even Chasten Buttigieg said that the historic moment was “unreal.”

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