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Meet Rep. Ritchie Torres & Fundraise for Equality Ohio
Sat, April 30 @ 6:00 pm
SATURDAY APRIL 30th, 6:00 pm at The Symposium Nightclub, Studio West 117 is honored to host Representative Ritchie Torres, the first out LGBTQ Afro-Latinx person elected to the US Congress. Torres, who represents New York’s 15th District in the South Bronx is coming to Cleveland to help Congresswoman Shontel Brown get out the vote for the Primary Election on May 3rd. Come meet Ritchie and Shontel and learn about their work advancing the fight for full equality for the LGBTQ+ community, and more.
Saturday night will also be a fundraiser for Equality Ohio to assist their efforts advocating for LGBTQ+ rights and fighting House Bill 616. We will have drink specials for the evening. All profits from food and beverage sales on Saturday will be donated by Studio West 117 to Equality Ohio. There is no cost to attend, but additional donations welcome!
This event is not officially affiliated with or planned by Equality Ohio beyond it being a public event with donations being directed towards the organization.
Rep. Ritchie Torres is a fighter from the Bronx who has spent his entire life working for the community he calls home. Like many in the South Bronx, poverty and struggle have never been abstractions to him. At 25, Ritchie became NYC’s youngest elected official and the first openly LBGTQ person elected in the Bronx. He represents New York’s 15th Congressional District and is a member of the Financial Services Committee and serves as the Vice Chair of the Homeland Security Committee.