COLAGE (an organization for people with LGBT parents) and Get Equal helped organize Bachmann’s sprinkling. So what does Get Equal compatriot Dan Choi have to say about the new glitter bombing trend?
Ian Awesome from One Angry Queer asked Choi. Here’s Choi’s response:
“Glitter makes anything more joyous, celebratory and fabulous. The gentle ‘Glitter-Bombings’ we have seen recently are non-harmful, non-threatening, non-lethal and non-violent manifestations of immense fabulousness. Furthermore, it is an organic and heartfelt statement that increases the joy of all people endowed with a sense of humor. It also brings attention to the dearth of joy in the hearts of the offended parties. I hope we see more of it, for in these times we should share laughter more often, not less often, and I heartily look forward to any attempts by my critics to glitter-bomb me, so long as they also agree to share a drink with me. Fabulousness would be had by all.”
Um, no Dan. We only glitter bomb anti-gay politicians. You’re just trying to get a free drink.
Lezmo-raised activist Rachel E. B. Lang sprinkled Bachman while yelling, “You can run, but you cannot hide! Keep your hate out of our Constitution!”—a reference to anti-gay pastor Bradlee Dean’s You Can Run But You Can’t Hide Ministries, an organization that Bachmann and other GOPs have supported.
Bilerico’s Dr. Jillian T. Weiss points out that commenters on Andrew Breitbart, Michelle Malkin, and Glenn Beck’s websites want “the glitterati” murdered and sent to Guantanamo Bay, while largely ignoring far-right extremists who have actually killed government figures.