A third of French gays are voting for Marine Le Pen

04 May, 2017
Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron is set to face off against Front National leader Marine Le Pen in France’s Presidential run-off election on Sunday.

Le Pen has recently made inroads with white conservative gay voters by playing off concerns about Islamic skepticism, despite her manifesto promise to scrap same-sex marriage.

Polling ahead of the first round of voting has suggested 20 percent of gay voters would lend their support for Le Pen, in a wide field of candidates.

But now the race narrowed to just two candidates, new data suggests she has surged in support among the gay community.

Hornet, which is the most popular gay hook-up app in France, polled 5000 gay men ahead of the second-round vote.