Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg and husband Chasten make a historic appearance this week on the cover of
The magazine posted the cover of its May 12 issue online, with the couple appearing under the headline "First Family." Their appearance as two men together marks the first time a presidential candidate appeared on the cover of the magazine alongside a same-sex spouse.
And it even captures a now infamous moment on the campaign trail when a protester in a devil outfit, previously reported to be
homophobe Randall Terry
, who hissed at Buttigieg at a fundraiser. Terry told
he was upset by Buttigieg's stump appeal.
"There's never been a homosexual that you'd go, 'Wow, I'd be proud of him.' He's the guy," Terry said. "That's why he's such a threat."
Buttigieg himself lays out a strategy of earnestly selling progressive ideas to voters on the campaign trail. And continues his message of wanting to "reach out" to all Americans in hopes of changing minds.
"The job of politics is to summon the good and beat back the evil," he said.
Chasten also plays a hefty role in the feature, telling the story of how both men grew up in the conservative Midwest.
"Being gay was not culturally acceptable where I grew up, mostly for a lack of understanding," Chasten told
Buttigieg has consistenly found himself at third place in many polls, but has seen a dip due to Sen. Elizabeth Warren's
and now occupies that spot. But with the election still a long ways away, there will for sure be more ups and downs for all candidates running.