'Mayor Pete' documentary shows Buttigieg walking a path not yet charted in politics

Entertainment November 8, 2021
'Mayor Pete' documentary shows Buttigieg walking a path not yet charted in politics

From NBC News | NBC-Out Politics and Policyby Matt Lavietes

Pete Buttigieg made history in his long shot bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, coming the closest any LGBTQ American has gotten to a major party nomination. But in "Mayor Pete," a new film documenting his campaign, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, recounts that running for president as a gay man was anything but easy.

Buttigieg, 39, a Harvard graduate, Rhodes Scholar and Afghanistan war veteran, stresses the difficulty he had in presenting his sexuality to a country that was largely unacquainted with openly LGBTQ politicians.

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