Last films watched: The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936) 9/10 Dr. Strangelove (1964) 10/10 Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988) 6/10 Manhunter (1986) 10/10 Evangelion 2.22: You Can (Not) Advance (2009) 8/10
A gay candidate will loose a lot of women votes. He can't relate and he doesn't have mate they can relate to. I know it's not right but that how humanity works at this stage.
In my experience, the exact opposite is true. Women and gay dudes get along very well. It's older folks, religious extremists, and faux-macho straight men who are the problem.
I'm not talking ideology. And in my opinion none of this "who're you fucking" rubbish shouldn't matter outside of mating rituals. I'm talking about being able to relate. Fact is people do look up to your First Ladies. It's soap opera level of emotional contact but it matters.