Chasten Buttigieg accuses Republicans against trans ideology of being motivated by “influence, clicks and money”.

Chasten Buttigieg accused Republicans and conservatives who oppose trans ideology of “influence, clicks and money” in a Friday interview he conducted while traveling across the country to promote his new book be motivated.

Buttigieg, husband of Transport Secretary Pete Buttigieg, spoke on Fox 11’s The Issue Is, citing statistics he says show that 40% of homeless children are LGBTQ and that half of all trans children attempt suicide becomes.

“If all this data will do“It’s a shame not to get you as elected officials to do the right thing, to be on the right side of history, but instead to encourage you to get to work and keep attacking vulnerable people,” he said.

BUTTIGIEG brutally mocked the puff piece, praising his “cathedral spirit”: “I can’t believe this is real.”

Pete Buttigieg's husband Chasten Buttigieg in The Hague

Transport Minister Pete Buttigieg and Chasten Buttigieg attend a reception prior to the start of the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 April 15, 2022 in The Hague, The Netherlands. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation)

In recent years, trans ideology has become a heated political issue as Democrats have increasingly accepted the claim that those who identify as a gender different from their biological sex deserve the same access as those of the opposite sex – even to same-sex spaces and sports teams.

Buttigieg appeared to downplay the idea of ​​a real disagreement on the matter, accusing Republicans and Conservatives of being motivated by “three Cs.”

“Influential clicks and cash,” he said. “It’s so easy to go on social media or the House of Representatives and say something ridiculous, audition for late night television, go there, say something ridiculous, send the email and raise money from it , it certainly got people into higher positions of power in the Republican Party,” he said.

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Buttigieg promoting his book I Have Something to Tell You: For Young Adults in a nationwide toursaid conservatives are “raising a lot of money with this hate and division, and it’s a lot of clickbait for them to push people to the podcasts, to push people to the websites, but it’s so far from, what people need to focus on.” currently active.”

“We’re talking about children, children at risk, so I hope they’ll be empowered to slow down and invite people around the table to learn from families, to learn from teachers, to learn from professionals in the field, what it’s like, not only be an LGBTQ person and especially a trans person in this country,” he said.


Trans ideology has generated additional controversy, as advocates have called for trans-identified minors to be given the opportunity to be given drugs to “block” puberty before possibly having surgery that involves removing body parts or significantly be altered to look similar to the opposite sex. Proponents describe the surgery and medication as “gender-affirming care” necessary to promote the mental health of trans minors, but Republicans in several states have tried to restrict the practice, arguing that minors can’t consent to the procedures — which they have been described as mutilation and, in the case of puberty blockers, as chemical castration.

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