Gay Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg had come under fire after claiming on September 18: “I can’t even read the LGBT media anymore, because it’s all, ‘he’s too gay, not gay enough, wrong kind of gay,'” reports Pink News.
A number of mainstream outlets have published negative opinion pieces about his sexuality from LGBT+ writers, with The New Republic retracting a column in July that referred to the candidate as “Mary Pete.”
Speaking to Buzzfeed’s AM2DM on Saturday, Buttigieg was asked why he had “come for queer media” at a time of instability for the industry.
He responded: “I appreciate the question and the chance to clear this up.”
“Just to be clear, LGBTQ media plays an increasingly important role, especially at a time like this.
“I had a grumpy moment where I was thinking about some of the coverage that I do get frustrated with that seems to tell people how to be gay.”
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