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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wows audiences at New York drag show

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wows audiences at New York drag show

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.

 

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Equality and social justice for all with a dash of showgirl❤️ AOC @ocasio2018 in the house at the @bartschlandfollies last night! I admittedly was majorly fan girling!!!! One of the most present and beautiful audiences I’ve experienced to date, they were screaming her initials as she cheered us on front and center all night, even telling us all how much we were loved and welcome and accepted when Joey arias invited her on stage. And I just thought, man, what a reason to actually feel patriotic this weekend. She’s not afraid to be here with us. ALL of us. You give us all hope❤️❤️ #alexandriaocasiocortez #bartschland #bartschlandfollies #aoc #mckittrickhotel #happyfourth

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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.