Mayor Pete's Hubby, Chasten Buttigieg, gets the spotlight


His husband is the fastest rising 2020. Chasten Buttigieg is getting his own luck in the sun.

The husband of South Bend, Ind., Pete Buttigieg, Chasten is set to speak at Saturday's Human Rights Campaign's 2019 HRC Houston Dinner.

"Chasten Buttigieg is a passionate advocate who is inspiring LGBTQ people in the country to live their truths and capturing the hearts of countless Americans," said HRC President Chad Griffin.

"As a teacher, he is a visible and positive role model who is using LGBTQ equality, but also to support and celebrate educators and LGBTQ young people in their schools and classrooms," added Griffin.

In good humor, Chasten describes himself on Twitter as the "first gent South Bend."

HRC has a long history of advocacy for LGBTQ issues and supporting politicians who endorse their issues.

Buttigieg's speech, HRC gave details about the speaker and the dinner:

Chasten Buttigieg was a humanities and drama teacher at the Montessori Academy of Edison Lakes located in Mishawaka, a few miles from South Bend, Indiana. A theater education advocate, Montessori Academy praised him for engaging and inspiring thousands of students throughout the region, including students with autism and learning differences to pursue drama. Chasten Buttigieg's husband Pete Buttigieg is a presidential candidate for the 2020 election and the first openly LGBTQ elected official for the Democratic Presidential nomination. A graduate of Harvard University, Rhodes Scholar & War Veteran, Pete is the mayor of South Bend, Indiana.

Set to take place at the Marriott Marquis Houston, the 2019 HRC Houston Gala brings together HRC's most active members and supporters in the Greater Houston area to raise crucial funds in the fight for LGBTQ equality. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, actor Guillermo Diaz, singer Shea Diamond, Ian Barrett Leadership Award Recipient and Julie Mabry Community Equality Award Recipient. Tickets and further information are available at

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