Gay Star News reports that Democratic politicians Peter Buttigieg is set to become the first openly gay member of a Presidential Cabinet in United States history, after President Elect Joe Biden appointed him to be Transport Secretary. Mr Buttigieg said that he was honoured by the appointment and said that he was looking forward to making a difference on such important issues as transport and climate change. Mr Buttigieg was a former naval officer before taking on a political career which saw his formidable debating style take on homophobes as he appeared on television and trashy radio call in programmes. Mr Buttigieg and his husband became a well known and well liked public gay couple. Although many will celebrate Buttigieg's appointment to cabinet, he does have critics from the left of the LGBTQ movement who believe he is too conservative and “safe” for middle America. Buttigieg's supporters have hit back saying that this is exactly the appoint, and moderate people such as him and Kamala Harris are needed in government before anyone can consider a more confrontational or radical approach to the country's issues.