Pete Buttigieg has strangely had a problem with some sub-sections of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and QUEER community jumping on-board of his campaign despite the top-tier fundraising numbers he has garnered.
Today. just hours before the HRC’s
separate is not equal Democratic presidential town, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has released a comprehensive plan outlining his LGBT agenda. One that by far outshines all the other candidates.
The 18-page plan , titled “Becoming Whole: A New Era for LGBTQ+ Americans,” includes both long-desired goals, like passing anti-employment discrimination legislation, as well as other issues seldom talked about by the other candidates, including banning unnecessary surgery on intersex children, adding non-binary gender options to U.S. passports, and restoring veteran benefits to LGBT people who have been discharged from the military due to their sexual orientation or gender identity
Buttigieg’s agenda includes major priorities among LGBT advocacy groups and individuals that have never been invoked by any major presidential candidate: repealing a federal ban on blood donation by gay and bisexual men, requiring health care coverage of gender-affirming care for transgender people, and decriminalizing the transmission of HIV.
“Twenty years ago, an awkward teenager at St. Joe High, who didn’t know a single out LGBTQ+ student there, never would have imagined how far we would come,” Buttigieg said in a statement. “And yet discrimination and the ever-present fear of it continue to govern aspects of LGBTQ+ people’s lives who question if they can be who they are and keep their job, or come out at school knowing they might be bullied for it. When I’m president, we will implement solutions bold enough to meet the challenges the LGBTQ+ community faces while bringing the American people together to understand that our freedoms are bound up in each other.”
Thank you Mayor Pete.
*Back2Stonewall officially endorses Pete Buttigieg as the Democratic candidate for President of the United States in the 2020 election.