Four of the stars of Netflix’s hit makeover show “Queer Eye” on Thursday met Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOn The Money: Unemployment gains lower than expected | Jobs report lights fire under coronavirus relief talks Hillicon Valley: Senate Intelligence Committee leaders warn of Chinese threats to national security | Biden says China must play by 'international norms' | House Democrats use Markup app for leadership contest voting Bipartisan governors call on Congress to pass coronavirus relief package MORE (D-Calif.) and freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezProgressives push for direct payments to be included in COVID-19 relief deal Rubio and Ocasio-Cortez spar on Twitter: 'Work more, tweet less' Harry Styles hits back at criticism over wearing dress on Vogue cover MORE (D-N.Y.) on Capitol Hill.

Jonathan Van Ness, one of the show’s five stars, posted a photo with the two female lawmakers.

“Never been more proud,” Van Ness wrote, also sharing photos of walking the Capitol halls with the 29-year-old Ocasio-Cortez, who was dressed in a pink suit. 


Bobby Berk, the interior design specialist for the “Fab Five,” previously offered to help Ocasio-Cortez furnish her new apartment in Washington, D.C.

Van Ness, Berk and their co-stars Tan France and Antoni Porowski are in D.C. to encourage members of Congress to pass the Equality Act, a bill which would help ensure federal protections for LGBTQ individuals.


The cast members spoke at the Library of Congress Wednesday on a panel about LGBTQ youth, moderated by Washington Post opinion writer Jonathan Capehart.

"Depending on the state in this country you can be fired for all sorts of things. You have discrimination at jobs, you have discrimination in school," Van Ness said about the importance of the bill.

The act would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit discrimination based on one’s gender identity or sexual orientation.

The bill was reintroduced in the current Congress last month by Rep.  David CicillineDavid Nicola CicillineThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Capital One - Tensions rise with Trump, Barr Maloney to lead Democrats' campaign arm Hillicon Valley: GOP chairman says defense bill leaves out Section 230 repeal | Senate panel advances FCC nominee | Krebs says threats to election officials 'undermining democracy' MORE (D-R.I.) and is sponsored by 237 Democrats and 2 Republicans.