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This Boy Wonder: On Race, Homosexuality, and the Buttigieg Dilemma

As a gay man, I can appreciate what it means for an out gay man to be a real Democratic contender — but as a black man, things are much more complicated.

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg waits to speak on Latino issues at Cal State LA on November 17, 2019.
Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

This essay contains spoilers from James Baldwin’s 1962 novel, Another Country.

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