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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'
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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.