It was always an uphill battle for Cynthia Nixon in this year's New York gubernatorial race. Though she didn't manage to defeat incumbent Andrew Cuomo, having won only 35 percent of the vote, Nixon made an admirable shove against New York's sturdy establishment. After the results came in Nixon took to Twitter to re-emphasize the relevant focal points of her campaign, and to encourage young queer people to push for the change they want to see in the world.
\u201cWhile the result tonight wasn\u2019t what we had hoped for, I\u2019m not discouraged. I\u2019m inspired. I hope you are too. We have fundamentally changed the political landscape in this state.\u201d
\u201cIf Democrats are going to win in November, we have to stand for something. It\u2019s not enough to just be better than @realDonaldTrump. We have to give people something to show up and vote FOR.\u201d
\u201cTo all the young people. To all the young women. To all the young queer people who reject the gender binary. Soon you\u2019ll be standing here, and when it\u2019s your turn, you\u2019ll win.\u201d