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It’s a very confusing time to be an American. Each half of the country seems to live in their own version of reality, and the two timelines have little overlap. But regardless of whether you’re present with us here or on Mars, 2020 is rapidly approaching. Will we have four more years of that gross spray-tanned pervert who keeps sexting me at 2 AM? Or could this be the year that we have our first openly gay president?
Also, quick disclaimer, I do mean openly gay president. Because as we all know, number fifteen, James Buchanan was gay, right? It’s true, look it up!
Anyway, if you haven’t heard, the notion of having an openly gay president is actually on the table this election! That’s thanks to 2020 Democratic Candidate Pete Buttigieg. He’s hot, he’s young, he's smart, he’s a veteran, and he’s married to a man. He’s a Harvard grad and the mayor of South Bend, Indiana. We’ll leave you to explore his policies and campaign promises yourself, but on paper, he seems like a perfectly reasonable candidate. But will his preference for dick be enough to ruin his chances with American as a whole?
It’s tough to say. I mean, we do currently have 10 members of the LGBTQ community in Congress! What we can say though is that his odds are probably better than ever. Polls have shown that over the past couple decades, a large number of Americans (mostly Democrat but also Republican) have reformed their homophobic ways. Or at least, they've answered favorably to the pollsters questions regarding gay marriage and general views on homosexuality. And now, a majority of Democrats even say that they would be perfectly okay with a gay president! Of course, there’s no doubt that Pete or any other gay candidate will face huge opposition to due to the remaining biases of millions of voters. Can it really happen? Only if you go out and vote!
So even if Pete doesn’t become president, or he doesn’t even get the democratic nomination, at least we are now beginning to lay the groundwork for future gay men to become president. We're setting precedents and changing norms. Even with the progress we’ve made in America, there’s still a lot of work to do.Previous Next
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