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#ThankYouPete takes over social media as LGBTQ people react to Buttigieg dropping out

#ThankYouPete takes over social media as LGBTQ people react to Buttigieg dropping out
Pete ButtigiegPhoto: Pete Buttigieg's Facebook page

Without presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg dropping out of the Democratic primary, the election returned to the sad normalcy of a bunch of white cisgender candidates. But LGBTQ people around the nation saluted Mayor Pete’s history-making campaign on social media with the hashtag #ThankYouPete.

While some groups of self-described queers took umbrage that the candidate wasn’t “gay enough” or decried his centrist and pragmatic positions, most saw it for what it was – a huge leap forward in LGBTQ rights that can only lead to further inclusion in the political process for the community.

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With tributes pouring in, rounding up the best is difficult, but these tweets give you the flavor of the heartfelt emotion on display last night. Whether the tweets came from celebrities or teenagers, rural queer folks or big city liberals, the message remained the same. Thank you, Pete.

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