• Topless Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg after a biking/running session near Traverse City. Photo: Twitter.

Secretary of the Thirst Trap Pete Buttigieg Brings Joy to the Hearts of Michigan Gays Everywhere While in Traverse City

By |2021-07-27T15:03:15-04:00July 27th, 2021|Michigan, News|

It should come as no surprise that the internet is suddenly abuzz with happy gays blowing up social media after Chasten Buttigieg posted a shirtless photo of his husband, Secretary of Transportation and former presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, this week. Michigan gays, in particular, can’t get enough.  

And for obvious reason: That particular pic was snapped right here in Michigan, at the Mission Point Lighthouse in Chasten’s hometown, Traverse City. The Buttigiegs have been spending a great deal of time in the Great Lakes State after recently purchasing a vacation home in Traverse City. 

All that thirst-trapping deserves an ice cream break, and the wholesome pair were happy to indulge at Traverse City mainstay Moomer’s this week. 

The pair spent some of their weekend enjoying the sunshine and hiking at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, when the Secretary wasn’t busy taking 60-mile bike rides and long runs along the Old Mission Point peninsula, including that stop at the iconic Mission Point Lighthouse. 

Rest assured, it’s not all glistening skin and Pete Buttigieg’s nipples all the time. In fact, Chasten seemed to prefer a more covered-up approach to sun bathing. 

The couple recently moved from their historic South Bend, Indiana home, where Pete served as mayor from 2012-2020. While they spend most of their time in a one-bedroom apartment in D.C., a city Chasten recently referred to as “extremely unaffordable” in a Washington Post article, the couple will likely spend a great deal of time in their new Lake Michigan digs with Chasten’s family living nearby. 

Chasten often uses his Instagram feed to recount some of his less positive experiences as a gay man. 

As for the photo wherein the Secretary posed all sweaty and glistening and baring his fuzzy pectorals, well, it’s not exactly suitable for the cover of Men’s Fitness. But it’s likely to be the skimpiest outfit we ever see a member of President Biden’s cabinet in. At least, that’s the hope!

About the Author:

Sarah Bricker Hunt, a proud Eastern Michigan University alum, is a freelance writer and editor who dabbles in a little of everything.