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Texas elects its first Black, out-gay man: Jalen McKee-Rodriguez

KSAT 12, “Would District 2 be ready for a young, gay candidate? Is Texas ready for a young, gay Black man to be elected anywhere into any position?“I think what we proved and what the community proved is that everyone deserves representation. And if you have the right motives, if you have the right passions, and if you’re a good listener, the people will trust that.”Related: Mondaire Jones and Ritchie Torres become first Black, openly-gay CongressmenJalen McKee-Rodriguez, 26, has worked for the past three years as a maths teacher at James Madison High School.

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