Chasten Buttigieg, who is now happily married to the Presidential; hopeful from Indiana, said that his family was mildly speaking far from supportive and accepting when he came out to them as gay. Especially his brothers, with whom he still does not communicate. One of them, Ryan, serves as a pastor in a Christina church. He admitted that he stop talking to his brother because of his ‘gay lifestyle’ which he does not support, but ensured that he loves his brother. Chasten also revealed that his relationship with his parents initially suffered when he came out after graduating high school. His mom cried because she thought that he would die of AIDS. He had to leave home and had been homeless for a while. However, a couple of months later, he received a phone call from his mother, who said she loved him, missed him and wanted him back. Now his relationships with his mom are good. Elsewhere in the interview, Chasten opened up about his struggle in coming to terms with his sexuality as a gay teenager. He said he experienced homophobic bullying in school and was subjected to anti-gay slurs from his peers, who suspected he might be gay.