Tag Archive | Pete Buttigieg

US: LGBT+ candidates celebrate ‘rainbow wave’ in elections

US: LGBT+ candidates celebrate ‘rainbow wave’ in elections

As the US Democratic National Convention drew to a close, Pete Buttigieg, the party’s first openly gay presidential candidate, took to the virtual stage to note the historic significance of his campaign. “The day I was born, close to where I’m standing here in South Bend, the idea of an ‘out’ candidate seeking any federal […]

Golfer Piercy loses sponsors over homophobic Buttigieg meme

Golfer Piercy loses sponsors over homophobic Buttigieg meme

(Reuters) – Former US Open runner-up Scott Piercy has lost major sponsors, after he posted a homophobic meme on social media about openly-gay former US presidential candidate, Pete Buttigieg, several media reported. The Titleist and FootJoy brands, both owned by US golf equipment and clothing retailer Acushnet Holdings Co, and Swedish fashion retailer J. Lindeberg, […]

US: Openly Gay Buttigieg struggles to make headway with black voters

US: Openly Gay Buttigieg struggles to make headway with black voters

(Reuters) – Pete Buttigieg is betting big on Iowa and New Hampshire, hoping success in the largely white states will help him overcome dismal support from black voters by the time more diverse states weigh in on his bid for the presidency. Buttigieg’s most recent swing through South Carolina, the first state with a large […]

US: Nine Democratic presidential hopefuls at LGBTQ forum

US: Nine Democratic presidential hopefuls at LGBTQ forum

(Reuters) – Nine US Democratic presidential candidates [appeared] at a televised town hall on Thursday focused on LGBT rights, though top contender, Bernie Sanders, [missed] the event as he recovers from a heart attack. The Los Angeles event is the second major presidential forum dedicated to LGBTQ issues during the Democratic nominating campaign, following an […]

US: Gay Indiana mayor joins Democratic presidential hopefuls

US: Gay Indiana mayor joins Democratic presidential hopefuls

(Reuters) – Pete Buttigieg, the Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, launched an underdog 2020 bid for the White House on Wednesday, aiming to stand out as a problem-solving Midwestern outsider who would be the first openly gay nominee of a major US political party. The relatively unknown Buttigieg, 37, a two-term mayor of the […]