Your favorite celebrity LGBTQ+ parents
Pete Buttigieg and husband Chasten have become parents
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In difficult times, it's heartwarming to remember that progress is still happening. Sometimes it can feel like society is taking a step back rather than forward, but we've still come such a long way. Same-sex marriage and surrogacy laws are slowly improving and Hollywood is filled with LGBTQ celebrities showing the world that families come in all shapes and sizes.
Take Pete Buttigieg's inspiring story, as the former presidential hopeful and his husband Chasten recently revealed they have just become dads. Buttigieg tweeted on August 17, "For some time, Chasten and I have wanted to grow our family. We’re overjoyed to share that we’ve become parents! The process isn’t done yet and we’re thankful for the love, support, and respect for our privacy that has been offered to us. We can’t wait to share more soon."
The pair had previously opened up to The Washington Post in July about their year-long adoption process, with many ups and downs. "It's a really weird cycle of anger and frustration and hope," said Chasten, citing a woman who'd changed her mind about putting her child up for adoption. "You think it's finally happening and you get so excited, and then it's gone." At least the child will know their parents tried hard for them.
In this gallery, take a look at fantastic parents who triumphed over inequality and outdated laws to become loving caregivers and contribute to a more open-minded and progressive future generation. Click on to see these cute couples and their even cuter kids!
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