Alexandria Ocasio-Cortex with Marty Richardson in New York (Photo: Instagram)
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stunned audiences at a drag show in New York this weekend.
The youngest woman ever to serve in the United States Congress was invited on stage by a drag queen at The McKittrick Hotel’s weekly drag night.
‘You are beautiful! You are accepted!’ She shouted to the New York audience.
Those gathered responded by chanting her name.
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The politician and rights advocate then posed for photos with a number of drag queens and attendees of the night.
Ocasio-Cortez is also a longtime fan of RuPaul’s Drag Race. In May this year, Tweeted support for queen Nina West.
‘In our house, we name a Queen of Hearts,’ Ocasio-Cortez wrote on 11 May. ‘Nina West that is YOU!’
The same month, Ocasio-Cortez also quizzed pharmaceutical giant Gilead’s CEO on how the high price of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) drug Truvada in the United States.
What’s more, in April, the Congresswoman and House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi Nancy Pelosi welcomed the makeover icons of Netflix’s Queer Eye.
Previously, she has also acknowledged her cisgender privilege. She has also campaigned for transgender whistleblower, Chelsea Manning.