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October 12, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

An Evening with Chasten Buttigieg


October 12, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Sunshine Cathedral MCC
1480 Southwest 9th Avenue #Suite 7
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315 United States
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Books & Books and SAVE Foundation

are thrilled to present

An Evening with Chasten Buttigieg


I Have Something to Tell You- For Young Adults: A Memoir

(Atheneum Books for Young Readers, $18.99)

Thursday, October 12, 7 PM

@ Sunshine Cathedral MCC | 1480 Southwest 9th Avenue #Suite 7 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315.


The SAVE FOUNDATION in partnership with Books & Books is thrilled to host Chasten Buttigieg, a beacon of hope, compassion, and inclusivity. His passion for social justice, education, and LGBTQ+ rights has not only inspired countless individuals but also ignited a powerful movement for change. He will be discussing his bestselling memoir: I Have Something to Tell You—For Young Adults: A Memoir (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, $18.99).

Can’t make it to the event but interested in supporting the cause? Buy the YA memoir to donate. SAVE will make sure the books get into the hands of youth.

***Please note: This event will take place at the Sunshine Cathedral – 1480 SW 9th Ave Suite 7, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315.

About the Book:

The young adult adaptation of the hopeful and refreshingly candid bestselling memoir by the husband of a former Democratic presidential candidate about growing up gay in his small Midwestern town. Completely rewritten with new stories, including resources for readers, parents, and teachers.

Growing up, Chasten Glezman Buttigieg didn’t always fit in. He felt different from his father and brothers, who loved to hunt and go camping, and out of place in the rural, conservative small town where he lived. Back then, blending in was more important than feeling seen.

So, when Chasten realized he was gay, he kept that part of himself hidden away for a long, painful time. With incredible bravery, and the support of his loved ones, Chasten eventually came out—and when he did, he learned that being true to himself was the most rewarding journey of all.

Finding acceptance and self-love can seem like a tremendous challenge, but it’s never impossible. With honesty, courage, and warmth, Chasten relays his experience of growing up in America and embracing his identity, while inspiring young people across the country to do the same.

About the Author:

Chasten Glezman Buttigieg grew up in Traverse City, Michigan. He is a teacher, advocate, and husband of former presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg. Chasten currently lives with Pete; their two children, Gus and Penelope; and their two rescue dogs, Buddy and Truman, in Northern Michigan. I Have Something to Tell You—For Young Adults is his second book.

About SAVE Foundation:

SAVE Foundation is recognized as South Florida’s longest-serving organization dedicated to protecting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) against discrimination.