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LGBT Activists of Color Call Out Pete Buttigieg for Ties to Big Money, Conservative Positions

HeadlineFeb 17, 2020

LGBTQ activists of color disrupted a speech by Pete Buttigieg Friday at San Francisco’s National LGBTQ Center for the Arts. A Buttigieg supporter responded by calling the protesters “homophobes,” to which protesters responded, “We’re all gay!” The two protesters were taken out of the event after they were booed by attendees of the fundraiser. Outside of the fundraiser, activists from the group Queers Against Pete and other groups gathered to call out Buttigieg’s ties to Wall Street and his policies that they say do not reflect the progressive views of many queer-identifying people and people of color. These include his lack of support for Medicare for All, free college, and his track record on race issues during his time as mayor of South Bend, Indiana.

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