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Axios is reporting that sources close to them are saying that President-elect Joe Biden is considering a ambassadorship to China for Pete Buttigieg instead of a much deserved cabinet position.

WATCH: Pete Buttigieg’s Opening Guest Host Monologue on Jimmy Kimmel Live! [VIDEO]

Former Democratic Presidential nominee Mayor Pete Buttigieg absolutely crushed it last night as he guest hosted on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE.

Due to public health concerns over the Coronavirus, JKL cancelled their usual studio audience, but a few Pete staffers, Chasten, and some friends sat in the crowd at the CDC-recommended distance apart .

Best line of the night on his Presidential nominee run.

Pete: “I was forty years too young and about thirty-eight years too gay”

Watch below.

Equality California Endorses Pete Buttigieg for President

Equality California Endorses Pete Buttigieg for President

The New York Times reports:

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has won the backing of Equality California, one of the nation’s largest LGBTQ membership organizations, and its Nevada partner organization, an endorsement that could give him a boost in critical Western primaries. While Buttigieg is the only openly gay candidate in the race, his endorsement by the organizations wasn’t a lock.

Every candidate was asked to fill out a questionnaire, and the endorsement committee also considered supporting Elizabeth Warren or Tom Steyer, the only Californian still in the race. But Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, impressed the committee with his detailed policies for protecting LGBTQ youth in schools and ending the HIV epidemic by 2030.

“My campaign is based around a shared future of belonging for all Americans, no matter their sexual orientation or gender identity,” he said. “President Trump’s attacks on the LGBTQ+ community, especially our trans members, have shown us that the fight for equal rights did not end with marriage equality. I will be the President to continue that fight for equality.”

Every Democratic candidate had the opportunity to fill out a survey from the group.

Amy Klobuchar is the only major candidate who did not participate.

LGBT Civil Rights Activist David Mixner Endorses Pete Buttigieg for President of the United States

LGBT Civil Rights Activist David Mixner Endorses Pete Buttigieg for President of the United States

Longtime LGBT and Civil Rights activist David Mixner has endorsed Pete Buttigieg for President of the United States in an op-ed at Towleroad.

Newsweek once named Mixner the most powerful gay man in America, and he has been a highly regarded leader in American politics and international human rights for over 40 years.

Mayor Pete’s calm disposition will enable him to quietly and immediately correct Trump’s outrageous Executive Orders, regain the respect of leaders around the world, and repair admiration and trust in American institutions. His gentleness is his power. His ability to speak many languages and intellect will reestablish our alliances and America’s place around the globe. 

Our nation needs to heal, and we must invite all Americans to share his inclusive vision.

Mayor Pete’s military service in our endless wars overseas will give him a unique perspective in foreign policy and more importantly, earn the respect of those serving currently,  veterans and  leaders at the Pentagon.  His judgement will be sound, not ideologically driven, and in the best interest of America.  Buttigieg is a powerful voice for freedom, human rights and equality.

For LGBT(Q) Americans, he has already shattered the glass ceiling. Any young LGBT(Q) person growing up can now hope to run for President of the United States.  

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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.

Have an opinion? Leave it in the comments below.

The New Republic Pulls ‘Inappropriate’ Op-Ed on Pete Buttigieg by Dale Peck

The New Republic published and has now deleted an “opinion” article on Friday that included shocking and incendiary commentary of South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s bid for the 2020 presidency.

The article, written by gay writer Dale Peck, was titled “My Mayor Pete Problem.” It included asinine statements made by the author about Buttigieg’s sexual life (weather he was a bottom) and repeatedly referred to him as “Mary Pete.”

Peck’s badly written assessment of Pete Buttigieg, claimed “Mary Pete is a neoliberal and a Jeffersonian meritocrat, which is to say he’s just another unrepentant or at least unexamined beneficiary of white male privilege,” the posting spread quickly across the internet where it received widespread criticism from many readers and members of the LGBT media including John Aravosis  of AmericaBlog, Kenneth Walsh of Kenneth in the 212, and Back2Stonewall.

In a statement late Friday night the Washington Examiner‘s, editor Chris Lehmann said, “The New Republic recognizes that this post crossed a line, and while it was largely intended as satire, it was inappropriate and invasive.”  Peck’s op-ed was then removed from the site.

Peck who’s 2009 novel, Sprout, won the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Children’s/Young Adult literature has had problems before with his writings when in May 2011, Peck’ criticized Jewish-American literature in one of his freelance pieces which he claimed “[I]f I have to read another book about the Holocaust, I’ll kill a Jew myself”. His editors later removed the statement from his article

Pete Buttigieg Unveils Sweeping Plan On Racial Inequality

Pete Buttigieg Unveils Sweeping Plan On Racial Inequality

NPR reports:

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg got a really big boost to his campaign recently, announcing a staggering $24.8 million fundraising haul over the past three months. But that hasn’t changed one of the toughest realities his candidacy faces: support among black voters that barely registers in the polls.

Countering skeptics who doubt he can win crucial African American voters in the 2020 Democratic primary, Buttigieg rolled out the details of his plan to combat systemic racial inequality, named for legendary abolitionist Frederick Douglass, on NPR’s Morning Edition.

“If you’re a white candidate, it is twice as important for you to be talking about racial inequity and not just describing the problem — which is fashionable in politics — but actually talking about what we’re going to do about it and describing the outcomes we’re trying to solve for,” Buttigieg told NPR.

The Douglass Plan proposes an increase in federal resources for students at Title I schools that would support supplemental services for low-income students and raise teacher pay and calls for the implementing of a health care policy grounded in anti-racism by creating a “National Health Equity Strategy” to focus on black Americans in health systems.

Buttigieg also proposes eliminating mandatory minimum sentences and abolishing private prisons at the federal level.

Hopefully this will help Buttigieg ‘s polling numbers with black Americans and prove that problems he has within that community has to do with racial recognition and not homophobia.

Pete Buttigieg Unveils Sweeping Plan On Racial Inequality

Pete Buttigieg Accuses Donald Trump of ‘paying lip service’ to LGBT rights. Gives Advice on Bullying to 11 Year Old Girl

Gay Democratic presidential hopeful “Mayor” Pete Buttigieg on Friday night accused President Trump of “paying lip service” to LGBT rights after Trump said he was “absolutely fine” with Buttigieg’s marriage while supporting the extremist “Christian” right who condemn it
while speaking in Iowa.

“Even though they’re paying lip service to the idea of — like the president was asked about my marriage, so he could have the opportunity to say he’s fine with it.”

Referencing a report this week that says adopted children of LGBT families may now be considered born “out of wedlock” and not guaranteed U.S. citizenship even if their parents are married U.S. citizens.

We find out this week that they changed the State Department guidance — I don’t know if you saw this. So if you are, for example, in an international adoption scenario, and you’re a same-sex couple, as far as the United States government is concerned, you have a child born out of wedlock. Think about what that means. It means you are not a citizen of the same country as your own child at the time that they are born. And that’s discrimination.”

Despite what anyone says it has been obvious from the start that Donald Trump has launched a war against the LGBT Americans..

Later in the evening, an 11-year-old girl identified only as Rebecca wanted to know: Did the Democratic presidential candidate have any advice about bullying?

“Part of the advice I’d give is to be willing to talk about it. So I think you’re leading the way on that,” Buttigieg said as he looked toward Rebecca’s direction.

“Everybody who’s different can be bullied, and the secret is everybody’s different in some way,” he said, later adding: “You have nothing to be ashamed of.”

“The person who’s bullying you probably has something a little broken in them,” he added. “… They want to kind of control a situation because something else in their life isn’t going well, and they don’t feel they have control in a bigger way.”

Someone in the audience yelled: “Sounds familiar!”

Buttigieg responded: “I think it really matters that we have a president who doesn’t show that kind of behavior. It’s one of the reasons I’m running for president.”

Democratic Candidates Respond To Pete Buttigieg Dropping Out of the Primary Race

“Christian” Activist Heckles Pete Buttigieg in Iowa: Screams “Remember Sodom And Gomorrah” at Rally (Video)

Via: Politico Playbook 

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg swept into Iowa on Tuesday, drawing some of the biggest crowds of the 2020 race so far in the first-in-the-nation caucus state. He faced anti-gay hecklers at two events, including in Des Moines where a man in the crowd shouted ‘remember Sodom and Gomorrah!’ just after Buttigieg talked about marrying his husband, Chasten, who attended the event.

The man kept shouting but the crowd chants of ‘Pete! Pete!’ drowned him out. Buttigieg calmly looked on as security escorted away the individual. “The good news is, the condition of my soul is in the hands of God, but the Iowa caucuses are up to you,” Buttigieg said to laughter and cheers.

In all, three hecklers over two Iowa events were taken away and each time Buttigieg unflinchingly carried on after cracking a joke or commenting on freedom of expression. A campaign aide said it was the first time the mayor faced such security incidents since touring nationally.

The “Christian” nutjob named Randall Terry is an anti-abortion, and anti-LGBT activist who’s own son is gay, much to his embarrassment and has been arrested more than 40 times. Two of Terry’s children by adoption became pregnant outside of wedlock. Both were thrown out of the house when they became pregnant, with no help from pro-life daddy to support them.

Terry is quoted as saying: ” I want you to just let a wave of intolerance wash over you. I want you to let a wave of hatred wash over you. Yes, hate is good… Our goal is a Christian nation. We have a biblical duty, we are called on by God to conquer this country. We don’t want equal time. We don’t want pluralism.” – —The News Sentinel, (Fort Wayne, Indiana), August 16, 1993

FRC Hate Group Leader Tony Perkins: God Did Not Make Mayor Pete Gay!

FRC Hate Group Leader Tony Perkins: God Did Not Make Mayor Pete Gay!

Family Research Council confirmed hate group President Tony Perkins speaking today on Todd Starne’s Fox Nation news show:

The fact is, God does not create people that way. Now, there’s circumstances that lead one maybe down that path, and I’m not saying anyone would choose that lifestyle. But to say that they were made by God? First off, the science doesn’t back that up, and Scripture doesn’t back that up, because Jesus himself spoke to what marriage was. And Matthew also spoke to what gender was. I don’t hear Mayor Pete quoting that.

“Scripture warns of wolves in sheep’s clothing coming and talking smooth, trying to be all things to all people. The reality is he’s advocating for policies that are not in line with the Scripture. You can talk about words. You can use the rhetoric of Scripture, but your policy has to match it.

“When you’re redefining god’s institution of marriage, you can’t claim to be carrying out the policies and principles of Scripture when you’re doing things that are 180 degrees from it.

Ms. Perkins it seems is either very attracted to, or afraid of Pete Buttigieg.