Buttigieg’s candidacy, like Robinson’s in ’90s, paves way for queer politicians in future
Several queer MPs have gone on to serve in the House of Commons since Svend Robinson took the brave step of announcing his sexuality. If Robinson succeeds in his political comeback this fall, he will join them in the House of Commons.
South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, right, is blazing the trail for future generations in the LGBTQ community, as Canada's Svend Robinson once did, when he became the first openly gay MP. Photograph courtesy of Gage Skidmore, Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade