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…