The latter, Ritchies Torres of the Bronx and Mondaire Jones of New York, each won a seat in the House of Representatives.

“A sage once said that ‘if you don’t have a seat at the table, it means you’re on the menu.’ Along with Mondraine Jones, LGBTQ people of color will have a seat at one of the strongest tables in the United States Congress, “Ritchies Torres told Reuters. Metro.

The two expressed concern that a divided Congress could block measures to advance LGBTQ rights, such as the Equality Act, which would include gender identity in the 1984 Civil Rights Act on the Prohibition of Discrimination on the Grounds. race, religion, sex and national origin.

Another premiere for the Congress is the election as senator of Sarah McBride, the first transgender in history elected to the Senate. At the age of 30, McBride played a crucial role in the state of Delaware in the fight against the LGBTQ community and was involved, among other things, in the campaign to elect Joe Biden’s son, Beau, as attorney general for the state. above.

Her first political connection came when she was in college, when she won an internship in the Obama administration, becoming the first declared transgender woman to work for the White House.