Both democratic representatives Ritchie Torres and Mondaire Jones have officially made history after being named the first Black openly gay members elected to Congress!
The native New Yorkers will be enetering the House of Representatives in January reports Buzzfeed.
Sources have confirmed that Jones had won the primary vote over Rep Nita Lowery for district 17 in NY and Torres replaces Rep, Jose Serrano upon his win in the primaries for district 15. The big news was officially announced on Tuesday night amongst reports of the 2020 Presidential election.
Prior to his win Torres spoke about what it would personally mean for him to become a member of congress as a Gay Black man, “It is a lot of responsibility.”
He continues, “I’m happy to be providing that kind of representation for so many young people and older people all throughout my district and all throughout this country who have reached out to me and said, ‘I’m so inspired by what you’re doing. You give me hope and I can be my authentic self in a world filled with so much injustice,’ and it’s really an honor to be able to do that.”