Gays for Trump Founder Running for Office in North Carolina

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Peter Boykin, founder of Gays for Trump, is running for the North Carolina House of Representatives. (Washington Blade photo by Wyatt Reid Westlund).

A founder of the “Gays for Trump” movement is trying to get a seat in the North Carolina House of Representatives.

Peter Boykin, who founded the group and also has a radio show “MAGAOne,” will run for the District 58 seat for the state house, according to PinkNews. Boykin’s platforms on his website include “MAGA for everyone” and the support of religious freedom.

“Let me make this plain and simple I’m a gay man that voted for Trump,” Boykin’s website said. “Why? I don’t want to die at the hands of radical Islamic terrorists.”

Boykin, who was born in Florida, said that transgender people do not belong in the same group as lesbian, gay and bisexual people. He said he prefers “lesbian, gay, bisexual and Allies,” over LGBT.

“They have their own agenda,” he said to Triad City Beat. “We can support it, but we can’t let them interfere with what we have accomplished. Truly I don’t consider transgender to be gay.”

Boykin also supports Trump’s position that transgender people do not belong in the military.

“It was more of an economic thing to make sure the military didn’t pay for the transgender surgeries, which are elective,” he said.

The election Boykin will be participating in will happen on Nov. 8.

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