Pride in Pictures: Rep. Ritchie Torres celebrates loudly and proudly

Pride in Pictures, Ritchie Torres
Photo: John McCarten

For our second annual Pride in Pictures, LGBTQ Nation asked readers to submit a meaningful photo of themselves at Pride.

We have absolutely loved seeing your joy, your glitter, your fabulous outfits, and of course, your pride. Now, we’re spending the summer sharing some of our favorite photos and stories with all of you.

Kicking us off this week is U.S. Representative Ritchie Torres (D-NY). Torres represents the South Bronx and is the first out Afro-Latinx person elected to Congress. Previously, he served on the New York City Council. 

Related: Pride in Pictures: The dragon lady


Ritchie Torres


New York City Pride Parade, 2019

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Pride Month is a celebration of our progress, our journey. It’s an affirmation of our equality and humanity, it’s a celebration of our diversity, and we should celebrate that diversity as proudly and as visibly as we can.

Pride in Pictures, Ritchie Torres
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