Gabriel will be the first openly gay Afro-Latino man elected to the Maryland General Assembly
Gabriel Acevero is a union organizer and political activist with a passion for people and public service. A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Gabriel has worked on political as well as issue campaigns, most notably, the 2012 Question 6 campaign that voters upheld in a referendum, making Maryland the first state to approve marriage equality at the ballot box. He earned his Associate’s Degree in International Relations from Montgomery College and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Public Policy from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Gabriel continues to be an ardent voice for social, economic, racial, gender and environmental justice and was recently named by the National Black Justice Coalition, an LGBTQ+ and civil rights organization as one of its “100 Black LGBTQ Emerging Leaders to Watch” for his work on LGBTQ+ homelessness. He’s a 2016 New Leaders Council Maryland fellow and if elected, he’ll be the first openly gay Afro-Latino man elected to the Maryland General Assembly.
Importance of Candidacy:
- Gabriel will be the first openly gay Afro-Latino man elected to the Maryland General Assembly.