A member of the U.S. House surprised the audience at an LGBTQ show with an affirming message.
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was spotted at the McKittrick Hotel in New York City this past Friday night. She was in the audience of Bartschland Follies, a drag and burlesque show produced by NYC legend Susanne Bartsch.
Drag and cabaret performer Joey Arias pulled Ocasio-Cortez on stage. She told the cheering crowd, “You are beautiful. You are accepted.”
She asked the audience to give a “big round of applause” for the performer.
“Alexandria O.Cortez and myself at BARTSCHLAND FOLLIES! I was gagging ! She’s Amaxing ! The place went wild ! Chanting her name!” Arias wrote on Instagram in a post with video.
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Drag king Murray Hill also got a photo with the esteemed member of the House.
“In this pix, I’m saying, ‘I’m standing next to a future president!’” he wrote.