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Pete Buttigieg: I’m Proud to Be Standing on the Shoulders of Giants in a Tradition That Goes Back to Stonewall

Pete Buttigieg: I’m Proud to Be Standing on the Shoulders of Giants in a Tradition That Goes Back to StonewallPhoto Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast/Photos GettyIn this special series, LGBT celebrities and public figures talk to Tim Teeman about the Stonewall Riots and their legacy—see more here.Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is running to be the Democratic Party’s candidate in the 2020 presidential election. If successful, he would be the first openly gay president of the United States.Buttigieg did not respond to these four questions sent to him by The Daily Beast: When and how did you first hear about the Stonewall Riots and what did you make of them? What is their significance for you? How far have LGBT people come since 1969? What would you like to see, LGBT-wise, in the next 50 years?Bill T. Jones: We Must Work Harder to Connect Stonewall to the World’s Other Liberation StrugglesInstead, Buttigieg sent this statement:“In the 50 years since Stonewall, it’s been extraordinary to see the awakening of the LGBTQ+ community. As the first out elected official running for president, it’s hard to believe how quickly these changes have come to our society, but also hard to live with just how much work remains ahead of us. “And in those 50 years we’ve seen a remarkable transformation: the awakening of an identity that learned how to exert political force and issue a moral call for our nation to do better when it comes to equality. I’m proud to be a part of that, standing on the shoulders of giants in a tradition that goes back to Stonewall and before, and I’m eager for the gains to be made on the road ahead.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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Christmas across the globe: Tradition and tensions amid turbulent times

Christmas across the globe: Tradition and tensions amid turbulent timesAt the Vatican, the pope called for unity. In the U.S., a federal government shutdown cast a pall. So dawned Christmas Day 2018.



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Meghan Markle Just Received a Coat of Arms — and It’s Her Biggest Break in Royal Tradition Yet!

Meghan Markle Just Received a Coat of Arms — and It’s Her Biggest Break in Royal Tradition Yet!Just days after Meghan Markle‘s royal wedding to Prince Harry, the newly minted Duchess of Sussex has received a very special gift: a coat of arms.



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In a union of tradition and modernity, U.S actress Meghan marries Prince Harry

In a union of tradition and modernity, U.S actress Meghan marries Prince HarryBy Michael Holden, Guy Faulconbridge and Cassandra Garrison WINDSOR, England (Reuters) – Prince Harry and his actress bride Meghan Markle married on Saturday in a dazzling ceremony that blended ancient English ritual with African American culture, infusing the 1,000-year-old British monarchy with a blast of modernity. In a medieval chapel at Windsor Castle that 39 English kings and queens have called home since 1066, Harry and Meghan exchanged vows watched up close by royals and celebrities, and from afar by a global TV audience of many millions.



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'American Fair' — Pamela Littky documents an enduring tradition

'American Fair' — Pamela Littky documents an enduring traditionThe essence of the American fair has not changed much over the past century. As the social and cultural fabric of the United States has evolved considerably, the fairs continue to draw attendance from wide swaths of the heartland, providing a place for far-flung citizens of a county or state to maintain community and celebrate elements of their culture that recall some of the most nostalgic American ideals. Pamela Littky traveled thousands of miles across the country capturing the sights of these important seasonal markers for so many communities. Idyllic portraits of farmers and rope-and-ride spectators accompany portraits and tableaux that evoke undertones of apprehension and uncertainty.



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Epic Gingerbread House Fails Are Your New Favorite Holiday Tradition

Epic Gingerbread House Fails Are Your New Favorite Holiday TraditionPeople around the world are getting into the festive spirit by attempting to create their own gingerbread houses.



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The Presidential Turkey Pardon: An Awkward Thanksgiving Tradition

The Presidential Turkey Pardon: An Awkward Thanksgiving TraditionFrom Reagan to Trump, no president has been immune from awkward run-ins with the Thanksgiving turkey.



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Trump to Break Unofficial Reagan Tradition on Trip

Trump to Break Unofficial Reagan Tradition on TripPresident Trump won’t be stopping by the Demilitarized Zone during his visit to South Korea. This NBC News clip shows Ronald Reagan's first visit to the DMZ.



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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ‘refuses to hold Ramadan event’ in break with tradition

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ‘refuses to hold Ramadan event’ in break with traditionDonald Trump’s Secretary of State has refused to host an event to mark Islam’s holy month of Ramadan, seemingly breaking with a long bipartisan tradition. Since 1999, Republican and Democratic secretaries of state have nearly always hosted either the reception or an iftar dinner to break the day’s fast during Ramadan. Mr Tillerson turned down a request from the State Department’s Office of Religion and Global Affairs to host the Eid reception, two unnamed US officials said.



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The White House Easter Egg Roll: An Annual Tradition

The White House Easter Egg Roll: An Annual TraditionSeveral presidents and first ladies have hosted this popular event over the years.



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