The founder of a Gays for Trump group has failed in his own election bid.
Peter Boykin, who founded the group for gay supporters of President Donald Trump, had been running for a seat in the North Carolina House of Representatives on Tuesday.
But the Gays for Trump activist, a gay Republican who supports Trump’s anti-transgender policies, was heavily defeated by Democrat Amos Quick in North Carolina 58th legislative district.
Boykin’s picked up just 6,425 votes (23 percent) in the district, with Quick receiving 21,233 votes (77 percent).
The Gays for Trump activist conceded the race, tweeting: “Sad but True… thanks for all the support, and lets hope that Mr Quick will do our District Right.”
Boykin defended his performance, saying he won “2% more than the Black Republican Woman that Ran in 2012.”
The activist is best known for founding Gays for Trump and for his regular online radio show, MAGA First News, where he routinely criticises the LGBT+ community for supporting Democrats.