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Here's How France's Far-Right Party Is Courting The LGBT Vote

For months now, America has been transfixed by the political spectacle of the once-unthinkable GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, who’s risen quickly in the polls as a charismatic right-wing populist leader with an outrageous brand of bully politics. Across the Atlantic, French voters are also eyeing the growing popularity of Marine Le Pen, 47, the blonde, blue-eyed telegenic head of the far-right xenophobic National Front party. She took the reins of power a few years ago from her notorious father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, an avowed racist, misogynist, and Holocaust denier. Like The Donald, she’s confounded political pundits to capture a growing slice of the French vote—including a surprisingly large chunk of the LGBT community.

 

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