“When there are no LGBTQ elected officials in an entire state, it has consequences.” Now Hawaii has Adrian Tam. Hawaii’s Adrian Tam has not only been elected to become the only LGBTQ representative in the state, but he has also defeated Nicholas Ochs, a white supremacist and anti-LGBTQ leader of the neo-Nazi hate group, Hawaii Proud Boys. “I am happy and very hopeful that members of the community realized [The Proud Boys] didn’t represent the values of Hawaii,” Tam told the Daily Beast. “Groups like these will always exist, but it’s up to us to not only tune them out, but to get our message out there and change minds so more people don’t join them.”

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