coming out

US: Chasten Buttigieg has been a homeless community-college student and a Starbucks barista. Now, he could be ‘first gentleman.’

Chasten Buttigieg’s story represents both an American archetype and a modern phenomenon. And now that he knows he’s being watched, what he cares about is being seen.

US: Pete Buttigieg, the young and openly gay Midwest mayor, finds a voice in crowded Democratic presidential field

Pete Buttigieg — the mayor of South Bend, Ind., who is running for president — won’t wear his dress jacket, not when he appears on national television for a town hall meeting, not for photo shoots, not even at a fundraiser here in a Russian-themed bar where he’s mingling with such celebrities as comedian Billy Eichner and Olympic diver Greg Louganis.