After all you're looking at someone who as a young man growing up wondered if something deep inside of him meant that he would forever be an outsider, would never wear the uniform, never be accepted, never know love, and now you are looking at that same young man, a veteran, a mayor, happily married, asking for your vote for president of the United States.
Don't listen to anybody in either party who says we can just go back to what we were doing, we know that the struggle is not over, not even close. At a time like today when you can still be legally fired in so many parts of this country because of who you are or who you love, we have work to do.
I have seen what America can do, and so have you. After all, you're looking at someone who, as a young man growing up, wondered if something deep inside of him meant that he would forever be an outsider, would never wear the uniform, never be accepted, never know love, and now you are looking at that same young man, a veteran, a mayor, happily married, asking for you to vote for president of United States.
New Hampshire can be challenging to be a person of faith who's also part of the LGBTQ community and yet, to me, the core of faith is regard for one another, and part of God's love is experienced, according to my faith tradition, is in the way that we support one another and, in particular, support the least among us.
The thing I love about him, and maybe the thing you love about him, too, is he is the same person whether we are at home folding laundry together, or if he's in front of a room like this, full of supporters. He's the exact same person.
We know that the struggle is not over, not even close. At a time like today when you can still be legally fired in so many parts of this country because of who you are or who you love, we have work to do.
Theres something happening right now, that calls for something completely different than what weve been seeing.Generationally different, regionally different, somebody with a different life story and a different background, and to the surprise of many, includingmyself, this moment could be the only moment over the last 100 years or the next 100 years, when its appropriate for someone like me to be in this conversation.
Hopefully some funnier minds than mine will be doing some writing for that. I think it is going to be fun, the thing about running a presidential campaign is you will have been focused on one thing and one thing only. It is nice to be able to zoom out and come back at life.
I couldn't get it done, i could walk you through all of the things that we have done as a community, all of the steps that we took, from bias training to de escalation, but it didn't save the life of Eric Logan. And when I look into his mother's eyes, I have to face the fact that nothing that I say will bring him back.
I felt that I was watching Americans exercise a right that I had put my life on the line to defend, the point of defending free speech is not that you expect to be perfectly aligned with every speech that is protected.
I was 16 years old and I saw stories on a little TV on my dresser in South Bend, terrible news from a conservative state, maybe not that different than my own state. And the effect was that I immediately understood that hate was deadly, i suppose that means that I understood that I lived in a country where you could lose your life for being gay before I understood that I was gay. And maybe that has got something to do with why it took me a little longer.
In the wake of Sunday's shooting, we must acknowledge the hurt and honor the humanity of all involved in this loss of life, we also have a responsibility to take every step that can promote transparency and fairness, both in dealing with the recent incident and looking towards the future.
National service can help us to form connections between very different kinds of Americans, as was my experience in the military, i served alongside and trusted my life to people who held totally different political views. You shouldn't have to go to war in order to have that kind of experience, which is why I am proposing a plan to create more opportunities for national service.
One of the things that every person should think about in the run up to 2020, especially because there are so many people, is that it is not only the outcome, but it is the conduct of campaigns that will make an impact on political life in our country, the world is changing, but it is not changing on its own. So, if by bringing forward good ideas I can be part of chipping away at that, that is one more reason to give this a look.
That's why I can't even read the LGBT media anymore, because it's all,' he's too gay,'' not gay enough,'' wrong kind of gay,' like, oh jeez. all I know is life became a lot easier when I just started allowing Pete Buttigieg to be Pete Buttigieg, and I'll let other people write up whether I'm' too this' or' too that.'.