Skip to content
Search AI Powered

Latest Stories

Gay Incoming Congressman Had Epic Response After MAGA Marcher Called Him 'Homeboy In A Suit'

Gay Incoming Congressman Had Epic Response After MAGA Marcher Called Him 'Homeboy In A Suit'
Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images

Ritchie Torres never thought he'd be elected to Congress when he was a child. Now he's going to Washington D.C., having been elected to represent New York's 15th district in the House of Representatives.

Torres will be the first openly gay, Afro-Latinx person elected to Congress.


While it's been a difficult process to get to the point where he can serve his nation in Congress, Torres still has plenty of hurdles to contend with.

Such as a MAGA supporter yelling at him.

However, the new congressman took the incident in stride.


And people were very supportive of Torres.




Despite the moment of hate, Torres is optimistic about his future in Congress.

He told Reuters:

"We're witnessing the collapse of politics as an old boys club, and we're witnessing the embrace of America as a multiracial, multiethnic, inclusive democracy."

It was a more difficult race than expected. While Torres won his district with a comfortable lead and more total votes, it was with a smaller percentage of the votes than his predecessor.

Yet, he's ready to start pushing for more LGBTQ+ protections.

One of the first things he looks forward to supporting is the Equality Act, which would amend the Civil Rights Act to provide protections to prevent discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

For a man who wants to help protect the people of the United States, you have to wonder how people could possibly attack him.

Unsurprisingly, they still do, but luckily, others online are ready to defend him.




Torres has been documenting his travel to Washington and orientation for the new members of Congress. His Twitter account has him reflecting on his journey and the ongoing races still happening across the country.

We'll be keeping our eyes on the new member of the House of Representatives.

More from Popular

TikTok screenshots of Hank Azaria and Buckingham Palace guard
@thehankazaria/TikTok

Hank Azaria Hilariously Tries To Get Buckingham Palace Guard To Crack With Classic 'Simpsons' Voices

Hank Azaria tried to get a King's Guard to crack during a recent visit to London... but to no avail.

The actor shared his hilarious attempt on TikTok, captioning the video:

Keep ReadingShow less
Antony Starr as Homelander on "The Boys"; Donald Trump survives assassination attempt during rally
Prime Video; Rebecca Droke/AFP via Getty Images

'The Boys' Issues Content Disclaimer And Alters Season Finale Title After Trump Shooting

The Amazon Prime series The Boys changed the title of its Season 4 finale and issued a content disclaimer explaining that "plotline similarities" to the recent assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump "are coincidental."

The final episode, titled "Assassination Run," features an attempt on President-elect Robert Singer's (Jim Beaver) life by a supe disguised as Starlight (Erin Moriarty). After the assassination attempt on Trump at a Pennsylvania rally on July 13, viewers of the R-rated superhero satire noted the unsettling similarities.

Keep ReadingShow less
Screenshot of Nikki Haley; Joe Biden
C-SPAN; Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

Nikki Haley's Blunt 'Election' Prediction Comes Back To Haunt Trump After Biden Drops Out

Earlier this year, South Carolina Republican Governor Nikki Haley made a blunt prediction about which political party would win this year's election, a statement that has garnered more attention since President Joe Biden dropped out of the 2024 race and endorsed Vice President Kamala Harris.

At 81, Biden faced increasing concerns within his party about his age and capacity to serve another term, along with fears of a potential loss to former President Donald Trump—who is 78—in November. In his announcement, Biden backed Harris as the Democratic nominee to replace him, calling it "the best decision I’ve made."

Keep ReadingShow less
group of people eating on picnic table
Lee Myungseong on Unsplash

People Describe The Worst Things That Have Ever Happened At A Family Function

Ahhh, family.

Some we love, some we like, some... let's just say there are usually some family members we'd rather see far less of.

Keep ReadingShow less
Glen Powell; Bill Paxton
Kevin Winter/Getty Images, Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Critics' Choice Television Awards

Glen Powell Pays Moving Tribute To Bill Paxton As 'Twisters' Opens: 'His Boots Are Impossible To Fill'

Actor Glen Powell paid tribute to late actor and friend Bill Paxton on the opening day of the film Twisters.

Powell stars as famous internet "tornado wrangler" Tyler Owens in the new disaster film, which is a standalone sequel to the 1996 Twister movie that starred Paxton, who also played a former storm chaser.

Keep ReadingShow less