Pete Buttigieg didn’t get the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, but he got a Cabinet position as President Biden’s secretary of Transportation in 2021, making him the first Senate-confirmed out gay Cabinet member. His husband, Chasten, a former teacher, has been at his side throughout, and they are fathers of twins, making Pete the first gay dad in the Cabinet.
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