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How Pete Buttigieg Could Make Transportation Safer, According to LGBTQ+ Advocacy Groups | Condé Nast Traveler

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These policies would make the transportation system much safer—and less stressful—for LGBTQ+ travelers. 

By Emy Rodriguez Flores
February 23, 2021

When Pete Buttigieg was sworn in as the 19th Secretary of Transportation earlier this month, he became the first openly gay man to be named for this role in U.S. history.

Buttigieg—known for his military service and former role as the mayor of South Bend, Indiana—was chosen for his ability to bring all facets of the Department of Transportation together, according to President Biden. Those facets include improving transportation by rail, air, and road, as well as overseeing the Federal Aviation Administration and Federal Highway Administration.

Pete Buttigieg has been sworn in as the first openly gay U.S. Secretary of Transportation. Scott Olson/Getty

Source: How Pete Buttigieg Could Make Transportation Safer, According to LGBTQ+ Advocacy Groups | Condé Nast Traveler