Maltese-American and 19th United States Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announced excitedly that he and his husband have just become parents. Posting to Instagram, Buttigieg revealed that he and his husband Chasten Glezman are overjoyed to having just extended their family, something they’ve been wanting to do for a while. The post revealed the process isn’t done yet but Buttigieg thanked everyone for the love, support and respect of their privacy that was offered.
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As we await more information, a little about Buttigieg’s career… Born to Maltese-American literary scholar and translator Joseph Buttigieg, Pete assumed office on the 3rd of February, 2021. After having served as the 32nd Mayor of South Bend from 2012 to 2020, he also had a presidential run in 2020 and would have been the first openly gay American president should he have won. Dropping out of the race on March 1st, 2020 and endorsing Biden, he is still the country’s first openly gay cabinet member.
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