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The openly gay Bronx Councilmember will be one of the more progressive members of Congress
In November, Ritchie Torres will likely become the first gay Afro-Latino elected to Congress. He knows firsthand the stakes for democracy couldn’t be higher.
Certification of results was delayed by record number of absentee ballots that overwhelmed New York election officials
City Councilmember leads fellow Councilmember Ruben Diaz Sr., who has become known for his outspoken anti-LGBTQ views
Cooper says Ruben Diaz, Sr., has repeatedly "come after" LGBTQ community and tried to "stifle our fundamental equal rights"