A recent study by gay dating app Hornet that asked its French users about the election revealed that almost one in five gay men were expected to vote for far-right candidate Marine Le Pen.
Hornet sent the survey to a number of users in France, asking them to reveal some of their thoughts about the election and its candidates.
The poll received around 3,200 responses, and asked questions such as whether people are going to vote, how they think the candidates present themselves, and the topics and issues that matter most to them.
Interestingly, of those that answered, 19.2% said they would vote for National Front’s Le Pen, despite her manifesto outlining that she wants to abolish France’s 2013 same-sex marriage law with “improved” civil unions.
Hornet found that the front runner, with 38.1% of votes, was Emmanuel Macron, followed by Le Pen (19.2%), Benoît Hamon (18.5%) and Francois Fillon (7.3%).
According to a breakdown of the results by Unicorn Booty, the majority of respondents listed work (77%) as the most important issue they wanted addressed by the next French president.
Gay men also rated education (49.6%) and safety (45.1%) as of key importance, the issue of LGBT rights falling to fifth place, with 36% of respondents listing it.
The first round of the French election were announced yesterday, with Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen making it through to the second round to fight for the presidency.
You can find out more about Hornet’s study here.