I fall into the LGBTQ+ category, and all I want from a candidate is to not marginalize myself and folks like me. I just want to live my life as who I am, and honestly, it really has no effect on the lives of anyone else. Just was born in a gender that doesn't fit my identity. If, say, someone like Caitlyn Jenner or Chaz Bono were to run in an election I was voting in, I sure as hell wouldn't vote for them on the fact that they're trans, in fact, the fact that Jenner is legitimately supporting the current majority, despite the anti-trans regulations this administration has continued to push, shows exactly why someone can't be taken on WHO they are, but rather where they stand.
Either way... just happened that Obama was more in-line with my ideals. I don't relate with a lot of the candidates out there for any office, I just vote for the least likely to screw things up. And for the record, I always vote, every single election. (Only downside is, I've gotten Jury Duty summons like... 3 times as a result. ^^; Though 3 times in 13 years isn't too awful, I guess.)
Anyway, sorry folks are pushing stupid ideas on why you should vote, just... ya know, vote the way you want. I don't know your personal stance, but I mean, I'd stand up for your right to have said stance if it were ever called into question. Anyone saying otherwise is just... ignorant.