Queer protesters booted from Pete Buttigieg’s San Francisco fundraiser
Two queer activists unhappy with Pete Buttigieg’s “middle of the road” politics were kicked out of his San Francisco fundraiser Friday after interrupting him on stage with shouted questions, a report said.
The protesters peppered Buttigieg with questions at San Francisco’s National LGBTQ Center for the Arts, immediately drawing boos from supporters of the former South Bend, Indiana mayor, according to The Guardian.
“I respect your activism, but this is a gathering for supporters of our campaign and I just got a question about my husband and I’m really excited to answer it,” Buttigieg said in response to the activists, the report said.
After the event, a Buttigieg supporter confronted the activists.
“You’re homophobes, that’s what you all are, you’re homophobes!” the supporter yelled.
“We’re all gay!” a protester responded.
Celi Tamayo-Lee, one of the activists booted from the event told The Guardian, “I’m definitely proud of the fact that a gay candidate has made it thus far.
“But it’s hard to enjoy or appreciate when his stances are so middle of the road and speak to a predominantly white, upper-class audience.”
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