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Can We Talk? with Chasten Buttigieg

Chasten Buttigieg, author, teacher, arts enthusiast, and LGBTQ+ advocate will discuss his experiences with theatre and impact that allyship and representation can have on young lives.

This event is open to the MSU community and public. Admission is free, but tickets are required to reserve your seat at this event.

College of Arts & Letters, Department of Theatre

About Chasten Buttigieg: Teacher, Bestselling Author & LGBTQ+ Rights Advocate

Chasten Buttigieg, husband of former mayor and presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, has become a popular figure in his own right. The teacher’s wit, intimate social media musings, and polished speeches have prompted glowing media coverage and declarations that he “won the 2020 spouse primary.”

As his husband launched a campaign that made him one of the most talked-about Democrats in the 2020 race, Chasten leveraged his own platform to bring attention to improving public schools, access to arts education, and mental healthcare.

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

Throughout the campaign, Chasten came across many people who have felt supported and loved by his message: “You belong. You are loved. You are welcome here.”


Mar 16, 2024


7:30 pm - 8:30 pm






Pasant Theatre, Wharton Center
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