MONDAIRE JONES, RITCHIE TORRES, GAY & POC HEAD TO CONGRESS

Ritchie Torres and Mondaire Jones, two Democrats running for New York City-area U.S. House districts, claimed victory on Tuesday. Torres becomes the first LGBTQ+ Afro-Latinx person elected to Congress, and Jones joins Torres as one of the two first LGBTQ+ Black candidates elected to the the body. Both are gay men. Jones, who won in New York’s 17th…

COULD CONGRESS GET ITS FIRST OUT GAY BLACK MAN?

Is that change on the horizon? New York’s 17 Congressional District seat is up for grabs and Mondaire Jones is trying to take it. Jones is a Stanford University and Harvard Law School graduate who formerly worked at the Department of Justice under the Obama Administration. And now, he’s running for Congress. Alongside fellow New York…