Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg made history at the Iowa caucus as the first openly-gay presidential candidate to win primary delegates toward a major party’s nomination process.
Pete Buttigieg, who has served as mayor of South Bend, Ind. since 2012, came out as a gay man in a self-penned essay published by the South Bend Tribune. This past April he declared his candidacy for president of the United States. Mayor Buttigieg and I spoke on the phone about his campaign, his values, and who he looks up to in the LGBTQ community.