Battle of D.C.’s Demonstrations: Ex-Gays v. DADT Protesters

Ex-gay cheerleader Janet Porter’s (pictured) Saturday event in Washington D.C., called “May Day 2010: A Cry To God For A Nation In Distress,” cost an estimated $70,000 people, and attracted just 300 passers-by. Among them: Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins, Generals International’s Cindy Jacobs, Peter Labarbera, Bob Knight, and Alan Keyes — all lovable ex-gay supporters. The following day, also in Washington D.C., GetEQUAL and other activist groups staged a Don’t Ask Don’t Tell protest. It cost approximately $0 (okay, park permits can run a couple hundred bucks), and attracted an estimated 100 people.