This is an amazing kid. And an amazing moment in America. Just try to get through it without tears in your eyes.
This could not have happened in 1961, when I was nine and already aware of the fact that I was not like other kids. It couldn’t have happened in 1971, either, or 1981 or 1991 or even 2001 when we thought we were oh so enlightened and “civil unions” were being talked about as more than just idle chit-chat. If nothing else, Pete Buttigieg has done more for us — and I mean all of us; gay, straight, or across the array — than any other candidate in my memory by adding one more element to the American dream and that we all have a place here. Thank you, Pete, and thank you, Zachary.