Queer Policy Series 2023

Fireside chat with Chasten Buttigieg

Friday, September 29, 2023
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EDT (10:00 - 11:30 a.m. CDT)
In-person and virtual

The Midwest Institute for Sexuality and Gender Diversity and the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy are proud to support a student-led initiative concluding this year’s Out Week, hosted by Out For Business and Out in Public: a fireside chat with Chasten Buttigieg.

Chasten Buttigieg is an author, teacher, education enthusiast, LGBTQ+ rights advocate, and husband of Secretary of Transportation and previous presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg.

After leaving the 2020 campaign trail, Chasten Buttigieg published his first book, I Have Something to Tell You. In this moving, uplifting memoir, he recounts his journey to finding acceptance as a young gay man in rural Northern Michigan.

In conversation with Emma Jabour (MPP/MBA '24), this discussion will focus on the intersections of identity and allyship, particularly in social and professional contexts. Welcome remarks will be delivered by Ford School dean Celeste Watkins-Hayes, OFB club presidents Camren Kaminsky and Joseph Kind, and MBA Council's DEI chair Sean-Michael Steele.

How to watch

The virtual stream is free and open to the public.

The in-person event in Ann Arbor is free and open to the U-M community. Mcards will be required for entry.


Contact Nick Pfost (nick@sgdinstitute.org)

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