Gay Hollywood has just made a big political endorsement: his name is Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
Matt Bomer, Ryan Murphy, comedian Billy Eichner and Greg Berlanti, among others, have announced a special fundraiser for the out-gay Presidential candidate, slated to take place at Murphy’s home. Agent Bryan Lourd (father of actress Billie Lourd), Matt Whitney and Robbie Rogers will also take part this June 19.
Buttigieg has made history by becoming the first out-gay man to run for a major party ticket, and already his message has begun to resonate with voters. In just a few short weeks, Buttigieg rocketed from obscurity to third place among Democratic candidates, behind only Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden. Buttigieg also shocked the political world by raising a whopping $7 million in the first quarter of 2019, an even more impressive number given that his first appearance on the national stage didn’t even happen until March.
In addition to his upcoming Hollywood fundraiser, Buttigieg has already attracted some high profile donors including Ryan Reynolds, Mandy Moore, Bradley Whitford, screenwriters John August and Paul Rudnick and Caroline Kennedy, daughter of President John F. Kennedy.