James Vacca, a city councilman from the Bronx, came out gay Friday on Twitter.

“After talking w/ my friends & family I've decided to come out publicly as a gay man,” Vacca wrote. “Now back to the Golden Girls!”

The Democrat's revelation, which was marked with the hashtags #outandproud and #comingout, was greeted warmly.

“I'm honored to know you and stand with you,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo messaged in response.

The 60-year-old Vacca has represented the 13th District of the Bronx in the City Council since 2006.

He told The New York Times that as a public official he thought coming out was “an important thing” for him to do.

Vacca, who is in the process of getting a divorce from his wife, added that he was “overwhelmed” by the positive response.

“It's heartwarming,” he said. “I never expected this. I thank all the New Yorkers who have been so kind.”