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So yesterday, Pete Buttigieg, the openly gay mayor of South Bend, Indiana announced his 2020 presidential campaign.

Buttigieg (pronounced BOOT-uh-judge), a Rhodes Scholar and Afghanistan war vet, says his campaign will focus on “intergenerational justice.”

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“My generation is the generation that experienced school shootings beginning when I was in high school,” he wrote in his announcement, “the generation that fought in the post 9/11 wars, the first generation to have to deal with the reality of climate change, and the first generation not to be better off than our parents materially–if nothing changes.”

Related: 8 reasons Pete Buttigieg should be president. Seriously.

At 37, Buttigieg is one of the youngest candidates to enter the 2020 race, tied with Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, who is also 37. If he were to clinch the Democratic nomination, he would be the first openly gay presidential nominee from a major political party.

Naturally, this has homophobes on Twitter clutching their pearls.

Cue the hate in 3… 2… 1…

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