Ritchie Torres Becomes First Black Gay US House Rep

Buzzfeed News reports:

Democratic Rep.-elect Ritchie Torres made history Tuesday night, becoming the first openly gay Black person elected to Congress. In June, Torres won the primary to replace retiring Rep. José Serrano in New York’s 15th District. Decision Desk HQ called the race in the heavily Democratic district soon after the polls closed in the general election. Mondaire Jones, another Democratic congressional nominee in New York, will likely win his own race tonight and join Torres as the first openly gay Black members of Congress.

You may recall that in the primary Torres defeated New York state’s more notorious homophobe, Ruben Diaz Sr.