Simply put, every LGBT person and his or her family and friends must vote for Hillary Clinton. She is the LGBT-friendly candidate, while Donald Trump is the LGBT-hostile candidate.
Barack Obama has been a good President for the LGBT community. A President Hillary Clinton would continue that tradition.
I fully realize Clinton has not always been 100 percent on the page with gay issues in the past. However, she is now, and that's what counts. Informed and enlightened candidates evolve, and she has done so.
In contrast, Trump adopts any position he thinks will help him win. He has flip-flopped more on important issues than any candidate in modern politics, and that includes with LGBT issues.
Trump's running mate Michael Pence has been openly hostile to the LGBT community. Trump has said he'll delegate issues like this to Pence if elected. He's also said he'll allow the ultra-conservative Heritage Foundation to pick his Supreme Court justice and federal judicial nominees. Such jurists would be openly hostile to LGBT people and LGBT rights.
A President Trump would be as bad as or worse than the two George Bushes and Ronald Reagan on LGBT issues. He respects and praises Vladimir Putin, a strident dictator who openly persecutes LGBT people.
Now some will say you could vote third party instead of either Trump or Clinton. To put it bluntly: that is a wasted vote if you live in a critical swing state. It is actually a vote for Trump, because it takes a vote away from Clinton. No intelligent adult thinks a third-party candidate could possibly win the presidency this year, so don't waste your vote on a "conscious" choice.
In closing, The Daily Beast featured an article recently (linked here) with the title "A Trump-Pence Presidency Would Be a Disaster for LGBT People," written by LGBT activist Jay Michaelson. It's a good quick read and lays out the reasons we must all do everything we can to prevent a President Trump from happening.
Please vote for our community. Vote for Hillary Clinton. She has our back, while her opponent stands ready to knife us in the back.