RITCHE TORRES IS PROPOSTING LEGISLATION THAT WILL INCLUDE LGBTQ BUSINESSES IN CREDIT REGULATIONS

Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-NY), the first out gay Afro-Latinx member of Congress, is introducing legislation that will explicitly include LGBTQ-owned businesses in federal regulations for financial institutions regarding data and other information they compile. The LGBTQ Business Equal Credit Enforcement and Investment Act seeks to amend section 1071 of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, which…

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…