Chasten Buttigieg speaks at the U.S. Summit VIP Reception

More than 200 LGBT+ senior business leaders gathered in May 2019 in New York for Out Leadership’s 9th annual U.S. Summit, sponsored by EY, Ropes & Gray, and Ogilvy.

Man of the moment Chasten Buttigieghusband of the nation’s historic first LGBT+ candidate for president, Pete Buttigieg spoke at the VIP Reception:

“It’s not lost on me that I was able to marry the man I love by the grace of one Supreme Court vote, that decades of activism across every aspect of American life made that that vote possible.

It’s also not lost on me that just ten years ago, when Out Leadership was founded, it would be unfathomable for me to stand before you as the husband of a major candidate for President of the United States.”

Chasten Buttigieg speaks at the U.S. Summit VIP Reception 1

“I could be the first man in history to pick out the White House china — and that’s because of the power of communities like yours to advance the ongoing struggle for equality, even when our nation’s current leadership is working hard to roll back the gains we’ve made.”

 

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