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Bernie Sanders gets a ‘yaaaaas’ as he visits West Hollywood gay bar

By Fabio Crispim

Bernie Sanders reconfirmed his gay credentials after paying a visit to California gay bar and restaurant Hamburger Mary’s over the weekend.

The Democrat US presidential hopeful and long-time gay rights supporter visited the bar two days before the upcoming California primary, taking the time to shake hands and pose for photos with the surprised patrons before giving a short speech inside. Buzzfeed reports.

“We need change,” Saunders said as the crowd cheered. “We need a government which represents all of us, not just the one person.”

During his visit, the Senator to Vermont – who publicly voiced his support for civil unions in his home state as far back as 2000 – even got an obligatory “yaaaaaaas” from an audience member.

RuPaul’s Drag Race star Jasmine Masters joked that she “almost broke a nail” when she was told Saunders was in the bar.

Supporters took to Twitter to share videos and photos of the visit.

Thanks WeHo! @berniesanders sends his love.

A photo posted by Wilson Cruz (@wcruz73) on

Do you guys remember the time @berniesanders came to Drag Brunch at @hamburgermarysweho ? I do too. #feelthebern

A video posted by Adam Salandra (@adamsalandra) on

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