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Gen Z Candidate Maxwell Frost: 'Partner' to LGBTQ+ Community

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Views expressed in The Advocate’s opinion articles are those of the writers and do not necessarily represent the views of The Advocate or our parent company, equalpride.During the last five years as an adjunct professor at a New York City college, I typically ended our last classes of the semester talking about the students’s futures and how they relate to the problems that are confronting our country. “Get involved in your communities” was my swan song advice.I recall one young woman raising her hand and asking, “What can I really do?” “When you turn 25, run for Congress,” I said half-jokingly.

Because, personally, I am counting on the next generation to save us from mass shootings, climate change, a rollback of equal rights, and antiquated abortion laws.Turns out, my wish for fresh faces might just be starting to come true.I first became aware of Maxwell Frost last Tuesday, when Politico posted a story about his candidacy in the Democratic primary for Florida’s 10th Congressional District.

So, as any political junkie would do, that night as the primary results were coming in, I was furiously checking on New York’s Jerry Nadler-Carolyn Maloney contest, Pat Ryan’s bellwether special election in upstate New York, and Frost’s efforts in Florida.I didn’t expect Frost to win, and that’s probably because I’ve turned into a cynical man of a certain age who assumed that one of the more prominent candidates in the race, who included state Sen.

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