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Gay History – April 23, 1791: President James “Mr. Fancy” Buchanan Born. Hey Guuuuurl! Hey!

April 23, 1791

James Buchanan was born near Mercerburg, Pennsylvania on April 23, 1791.  He served as the  15th president of the United States and was the only life-long “bachelor” to serve in that office.

Historian James W. Loewen has done extensive research into Buchanan’s personal life, and he’s convinced Buchanan was gay. Loewen is the author of the acclaimed book “Lies Across America,” which examines how historical sites inaccurately portray figures and events in America’s past. “I’m sure that Buchanan was gay,” Loewen said. “There is clear evidence that he was gay. And since I haven’t seen any evidence that he was heterosexual, I don’t believe he was bisexual.”

According to Loewen, Buchanan shared a residence with William Rufus King, a Democratic senator from Alabama, for several years in Washington, D.C. – King  was called “Miss Fancy” by his detractors, making the soon to be President “Mr Fancy.”

Buchanan was “fairly open” about his relationship with King, causing some colleagues to view the men as a couple. For example, Aaron Brown, a prominent Democrat, writing to Mrs. James K. Polk, referred to King as Buchanan’s “better half,” “his wife”.

In 1844, when King was appointed minister to France, he wrote Buchanan, “I am selfish enough to hope you will not be able to procure an associate who will cause you to feel no regret at our separation.”

In one letter to a confidante dated May 13, 1844, Buchanan wrote about his life after King moved to Paris to become the American ambassador to France:

“I am now ‘solitary and alone,’ having no companion in the house with me. I have gone a wooing to several gentlemen, but have not succeeded with any one of them. I feel that it is not good for man to be alone; and should not be astonished to find myself married to some old maid who can nurse me when I am sick, provide good dinners for me when I am well, and not expect from me any very ardent or romantic affection.”

Their relationship — though interrupted due to foreign-service obligations — ended only with King’s death in 1853.

Patrick Clarke, the director of Wheatland, Mansion in Lancaster, Pa., where Buchanan spent his later years. said that the staff at Wheatland now takes a neutral stance on Buchanan’s sexual or affectional preference.

“There’s no solid proof that Buchanan was heterosexual, nor is there solid proof that he was homosexual,” Clarke said. “If we ever come up with a smoking gun that proves it one way or the other, I would definitely encourage our staff to share it with the public.”

Equality California Endorses Pete Buttigieg for President

WATCH: Pete Buttigieg Launches His First TV Ad [Video]

Via Politico:

The campaign said the ad is backed by a ‘significant’ buy. Advertising Analytics has tracked over $210,000 in Iowa TV ad reservations by Buttigieg so far over the next week and a half, a number that could go up as the campaign starts its major advertising effort. This week, Buttigieg crisscrossed Iowa to open 20 new field offices, and he has added another 30 on-the-ground staffers, bringing him to more than 100 organizers in the state. The campaign also opened 12 new field offices in New Hampshire this week.”

Says Buttigieg in the ad: “As a veteran, and as a mayor, I’ve seen what we can achieve when we have each other’s backs. But in today’s divided America, we’re at each other’s throats. Our rivers and oceans are rising. Health care costs are soaring, and our kids are learning active shooter drills before they learn to read. To meet these challenges and to defeat this president, we need real solutions, not more polarization.”

While many have praised Mayor Pete’s positive message, others are saying that it needed more edge to it to start building some momentum in the race.

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Gay Democratic Mayor Pete Buttigieg Announces 2020 Presidential Campaign Run

Gay Democratic Mayor Pete Buttigieg Announces 2020 Presidential Campaign Run

Gay Democrat Pete Buttigieg, (pictured above right) the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is forming an exploratory committee for a 2020 presidential bid.

“The reality is there’s no going back, and there’s no such thing as ‘again’ in the real world. We can’t look for greatness in the past,” Buttigieg says in a video that includes before-and-after footage of South Bend, a Rust Belt city once described as “dying.”

“Right now our country needs a fresh start,” he says.

Buttigieg is a Rhodes scholar who was first elected mayor of his hometown in 2011 at age 29 — making him the youngest mayor of a U.S. city with at least 100,000 residents. A lieutenant in the Navy Reserve, he served a tour in Afghanistan in 2014.

If he were to win the Democratic nomination, Buttigieg would be the first openly gay presidential nominee from a major political party.

WSJ/NBC Poll Finds That Majority Of Americans Would Prefer Gay President Over A Religious Evangelical One

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A new survey of 1,000 US adults, conducted in April for the Wall Street Journal and NBC News, found  that 61 percent of Americans would be enthusiastic about or comfortable with a gay or lesbian presidential candidate compared to only 52 percent that they would comfortable with an evangelical Christian running for president.

The survey of 1,000 US adults, conducted in April for the Wall Street Journal and NBC News, found 61 percent of Americans would be enthusiastic about or comfortable with a gay or lesbian presidential candidate. In comparison, 52 percent said they’d be enthusiastic about or comfortable with an evangelical Christian running for president.

This is an 18-point improvement for the gay or lesbian candidate: in 2006, 43 percent of Americans said they’d support a gay or lesbian person running for president. But the numbers for evangelical Christians have been roughly the same for years, rising from 41 percent since 2006 but hovering around 50 percent since 2008, according to previous polls from the Wall Street Journal and NBC News.

That big pop you just heard was Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association’s head exploding.  Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!