FILE - In this March 18, 2013 file photo, South Bend Mayor Peter Buttigieg speaks to reporters about a plane crash in South Bend, Ind. Buttigieg has come out as gay in a newly published essay. The first-term Democratic mayor writes in an essay published Tuesday, June 16, 2015,  in the South Bend Tribune that he was well into adulthood "before I was prepared to acknowledge the simple fact that I am gay." (AP Photo/Joe Raymond, FILE)

South Bend mayor says in essay that he’s gay

The first-term Democratic mayor writes in an essay published Tuesday in the South Bend Tribune that he was well into adulthood “before I was prepared to acknowledge the simple fact that I am gay.”