We need to talk about the mayor. No, I don’t mean Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City. Or the obscurely known Mayor Wayne Messam of Miramar, Florida. I’m referring to openly gay Mayor Pete Buttegieg of South Bend, Ind.
During the recent unpleasantness that was the 2016 presidential election, much was made of the fact that the vast majority of newspapers endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton against the winning Republican, Donald Trump. A major exception, one that was ignored by the media, probably did more for Trump than all The New York Times or Washington Posts did for Clinton. Though it would be too much to claim that the National Enquirer carried the election for Trump, it certainly did much to express Middle America’s feelings for the Republican candidate.
The 2016 Election has had an impact on local, state and national levels, Triangle guys are having a social, The University of Maine recently wore rainbow shirts in support of the LGBTQ community when the team played Duke University, the LGBT Center of Raleigh received a GSK Impact Award and sex-change protocols have changed for the state’s staff and retirees.