“Help Me Tell The World I’m Gay,” Says 9 YO Seeking Gay US Politician’s Help In Coming Out

It’s 2020 and while the world has become a more accepting place, there are still certain social taboos that are frowned upon. Like, the stigmas around mensurating women or mental health illness or sexual orientations, are still prevalent in today’s age and time.

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So, while it might take some time for such outdated beliefs to fade away, there are certain inspiring stories that give us hope. Like, when Democratic Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg had an emotional talk with a 9-year-old boy about homosexuality, reports News 18. Buttigieg, who is the first openly gay presidential candidate in the United States, was addressing crowds at a campaign rally in Denver, Colorado.

The boy, who was attending the rally with his parents, had some questions for Buttigieg. Zachary Ro’s queries were submitted to the former South Bend, Indiana mayor in a fish ball, reports the New York Post. The boy said, “Thank you for being so brave”. He then asked Buttigieg, “Would you help me tell the world I’m gay, too? I want to be brave like you.”

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Answering Ros question, Buttigieg said that the boy didn’t need any advice on being brave as he was already very courageous.

“It took me a long time to figure out how to tell even my best friend that I was gay, let alone to go out there and tell the world and to see you willing to come to terms with who you are in a room full of 1,000 people, thousands of people you’ve never met that’s, that’s really something,” Buttigieg was quoted saying by CNN.

Buttigieg, who came out as gay in 2015, also gave the little boy some advice on how to steer through life as a queer person.

“The first thing is that it won’t always be easy, but that’s okay, because you know who you are. And that’s really important, because when you know who you are, you have a center of gravity that can hold you together when all kinds of chaos is happening around you,” he was quoted saying.

He also urged the child to never be scared to take a stand as it might benefit a lot of other people as well. “You’ll never know whose life you might be affecting right now, just by standing here. There’s a lot of power in that,” he added.

Many people applauded Buttigieg’s wise and sane advice to the little boy:

Others raised concerns about how a 9 -year-old boy can be so sure regarding his sexual orientation:

Ro even presented Buttigieg with a bracelet, which the Democratic hopeful happily put on. As long as the former mayor’s speech is helping someone, it is a great thing.