Thursday, 18 Apr 2019

Pete Buttigieg On Coming Out As Gay: ‘You Only Get To Be One Person’ | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Pete Buttigieg On Coming Out As Gay: ‘You Only Get To Be One Person’ | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC
Pete Buttigieg On Coming Out As Gay: ‘You Only Get To Be One Person’ | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC
Let me ask you this, but this is an awkward question later they are and I had come out in college, so I applied for the Rhodes scholarship as an openly gay person. It definitely came up in the selection process when I got there, and I learned that I was the first American never been out and you went through and then the Rhodes scholarship process and the getting the Rhodes scholarship and going to work for McKinsey and joining the Navy and deployment Afghanistan and coming home and running for mayor in your hometown and getting elected before you came out at the age of 3, and I I bring this up and I’m nauseous a difficult question., Because it’s it’s bad that you can come up here. 33. But I think it would have killed me to be closeted for that. I just think about what it takes as a Human Being 2. No something and I have to bifurcate your public life and for you to have had all of those difficult Transitions and experiences. It was hard, it was really hard. Coming out is hard, but being in the closet is harder to myself. So I did not the way you the way my husband did figure out at such an early age that by the time I was 15 or so more than breaks out, I think inside a lot of people when they realize that they might be something they are Afraid of – and it took me a very long time to resolve that I did make sure as a kind of final way of coming out to myself to come out to a couple of people in my life before I took office, because I knew that I didn’t Want to have that kind of psychological pressure, or at least not being out to somebody innocademy on the back that I hadn’t really make it made it easy on myself cuz. If that point professionally, I had two things in my life that really matter to me: professional one of them was being an officer in the military in the reserve and the other was being an elected official in Indiana, neither of which is exactly lgbt-friendly fact, both of Which I assumed were totally totally incompatible with being out and both of which are very meaningful. What are the risks that I think people with meaningful Jobs have special people in politics actually is because your job is Meaningful. A lot of the meeting in your life comes from your job, which is real problem, because part of what is needed, I think, to be good at your job in politics – is not something we’re worth more than winning deserve it from that work and in some ways, Because it was so demanding, I almost didn’t mind for inordinately long time, but I didn’t have much of a personal life positive or anything like that. The city was a jealous Pride for a long time and kept me busy, but it was really the deployment. To put me over the top, I realize that you only get to be one person. I you don’t know how long you have on this Earth and by the time I came back, I realize I got a. I got to do something for you sure. At the time when you came out that it would cost her election, I was pretty sure it was going to be a big complication, but I had no idea things were going well in the city. I felt like I’d done a good job by the people of South Bend that I would be that I would be rewarded for that with the re-election. But there’s no way to really know there was no Playbook, I mean no executive in Indiana ever been out, and so it was kind of a leap of faith, and I just do not have to call down gotten in the South Bend Tribune in and woke up That day and swallow it happen and then and then – and so I guess it’s it’s one thing that gives me a lot of encouragement and then I’ll give me wrong. If plenty of you knows plenty of ugliness comes in from all over the place, but most people I think, are either supportive or even enthusiastic about the idea. First out person going this far or they find a way to. Let me know they don’t care and that’s historic to Monday. The way this work is the mayor’s trying to figure out how to come out. You go to the next rubber chicken dinner you’re going to and your dates same-sex 2015. But one of the things that I think I can do before the first vote is cast as if maybe make it a little easier. Just by being here, the next person who comes along you’ve written about how to do it and then next person gets to live. It a couple more MSNBC, thanks for watching MSNBC on YouTube. If you want to keep up-to-date with the videos were putting out you. Can click subscribe just below me or click over on this list and see lots of other great videos.
Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Democratic candidate for president in 2020, talks with Rachel Maddow about the decision-making process that went into coming out as gay at the age of 33 as an elected official in Indiana.
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Pete Buttigieg On Coming Out As Gay: ‘You Only Get To Be One Person’ | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

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