Chasten Buttigieg Has Some Brutal Questions For Boston’s Straight Pride Parade Organizers




Chasten Buttigieg, the husband of 2020 Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg, had a few questions for the organizers of Boston’s so-called “straight pride parade,” tentatively scheduled to take place on Aug. 31.

“Questions you may want to ask yourself before organizing an identity based parade: Is it/ was it ever legal for me to be jailed for my identity?,” Buttigieg tweeted.

He added: “Can I be denied housing/health services because of how I identity? Is it legal to kill me in other countries for how I identify? Could I be kicked out of the military for how I identify? Is it/ has it ever been illegal for me to marry others of the same identity? Just to start.”



“Could I legally be put in therapy by my parents for how I identify?,” he wrote. “Have others who share my identity been murdered and harassed simply for their identity? Is it or has it ever been illegal for me to exist?”

Buttigieg concluded by asking: “Could I be kicked out of the military for how I identify? Is it/ has it ever been illegal for me to marry others of the same identity Just to start.”

John Hugo, one of the Straight Pride Parade’s organizers, explained to The Washington Post that the parade is necessary because parade organizers “feel we’re an oppressed majority.” (Roughly 96% of Americans identify as heterosexual.)