Gay politics

This combination of 2019 photos shows newly-elected Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, left; and Democratic presidential candidate, South Bend, Ind.
Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Together, the ascendance of Lightfoot and Buttigieg highlights the remarkable recent progress made by gay and lesbian politicians, to the point where their sexual orientation is either an asset or a non-issue. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, Jose Luis Magana)