Last Sunday as I sat on my couch watching TV, I found myself in tears. A man I have never met, a very out gay man, was live on CNN announcing that he was officially running for President of the United States. It was an emotional moment that felt like it had, in some way, encapsulated my entire life.
That man’s name is Pete Buttigieg, and he is the mayor of South Bend, Ind.
Only 48 hours earlier, it was announced in New York that my brother and sisters and I — members of Gay Liberation Front 1969–71 — will be Grand Marshals of the 2019 Stonewall 50 and World Pride LGBTQIA+ Pride March.