Stay-At-Home Buttigieg Reflects On Year Of Daddyhood

Chasten Glezman Buttigieg (L) greets his husband, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, after he delivered a keynote address at the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) 14th annual Las Vegas Gala at Caesars Palace on May 11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Buttigieg is the first openly gay candidate to run for the Democratic presidential nomination. The HRC is the largest LGBTQ advocacy group in the United States.

At a glance

  • Buttigieg and partner Chasten adopted baby boy and girl.
  • Republicans and others criticized Buttigieg requesting, taking paid family leave as a Cabinet secretary.
  • Politico in October 2021 described Buttigieg as “MIA.”
  • Buttigieg is a former South Bend, Indiana, mayor and Democrat presidential candidate.
  • “In one year, you go from someone absorbed in your own worries, hopes, and career, to having fully faced just how much in life is outside your control — and how magical it is to spend every day with someone who matters more to you than your old self could possibly have dreamed of,” Buttigieg wrote.



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