Gay Barbarians, Glitter Bombers, And Lady Gaga Invade Marcus Bachmann’s Ex-Gay Clinic… Again

Last July when Marcus Bachmann, the totally not gay husband of Repub-Prez-Can Michele Bachmann, referred to homosexuals as “barbarians” needing “discipline,” a Barbarian horde stormed Marcus’ ex-gay clinic for some righteous glitter bombing and group shots. Apparently another barbarian mob just visited Bachmann’s clinic for some choreographed dancing, glitter bombing in effigy, and some “Born This Way” action. If Bachmann gets the nomination, we’re hoping barbarians become a regular feature at her public appearances.

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  • Politically Incorrect Thug

    Isn’t this also known as terrorism?

  • Allen D.

    Is this supposed to make him think “oh, oops! I’ve been wrong all this time! Time to close”. Surely not. But on the upside, it puts their stupid clinic in the news. For the life of me, I will never understand what makes a “heterosexual” man become obsessed with my sex life. I can honestly say that, unless it’s a topic of a conversation, I don’t think about heterosexual sex at all.

    Lordy. All in all, m’eh. Good for them, I guess. I’ve always thought flashmobs are stupid as hell though.

  • Elloreigh

    What is the goal? To embarrass the Bachmann’s? Explain how this moves our fight for equality forward.

    To me, it looks like pointless bullying. No one is going to have a change of mind simply because people dressed up, threw glitter around and performed a choreographed dance.

  • What A Joke

    This looks like a totally buffoonish joke. Jokes are meant to be laughed at, not to be taken seriously. I hardly see how this is going to help us. This is what we get when we are collectively represented by the spangle, sparkle, glittering hotpant set. Dumbasses. People respect what they fear. They don’t fear fairies; they fear suits and power. So, unless you’re prepared to start brandishing weapons with your feather boas, I suggest you get with the program.

  • Politically Incorrect Thug

    @What A Joke: You hit the nail on the head, my friend. Totally counterproductive to be represented by these types.

  • Politically Incorrect Thug

    @the crustybastard: Nope, not stupid, just have a different perspective on reality than those whose sexuality is their only identity. But whatever side you’re on, these “protests” are acts of terrorism on individuals, plain and simple. I tell you what: While you’re at your job, trying to earn a living, and the Westboro Baptist church shows up to scream how being a fag is your one-way ticket to hell, then I want to hear you defending the rights of these bozos who think it’s appropriate to publicly attack someone, mob-style, for their political views. And don’t give me the “It’s about civil rights” line, because it’s not.

  • Gay Veteran

    There’s more than one way to fight for equality. Is this going to solve everything? Probably Not. Was it there plan to stop homophobia with one choreographed dance number? Definitely Not.

    I salute them for doing SOMETHING. It’s better than sitting on the sideline bitching about everything and being a constant victim.

  • Gay Veteran

    @Politically Incorrect Thug: How does dancing to Lady Gaga put fear in anyones heart.

    Terrorism Defined:

    1. the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes.

    2. the state of fear and submission produced by terrorism or terrorization.

    3. the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion.

    Again how is dancing to Lady Gaga a form of terrorism? lol

  • Spike

    And this accomplishes exactly what?

  • Ogre Magi

    @Spike: IT’S FUN!

  • Katt

    Ummmm you idiots need to get off of your high horses. Most gay rights haven’t come from going slow and staying in the closet till it was safe to come out. Nor was it purchased by “suits”. It was being fearless and unashamed that gave us power. These people are sending a clear message. WE ARE BORN THIS WAY! To a sick minded group of people who think we can choose to be otherwise. Bravo for that. They aren’t trying to change laws, they are trying to change hearts. What brings people together more than dance, comedy, and laughter? So while you hypocrites sit here and yap, these guys are on the ground making a difference. So on behalf of these hardworking gays, I would like to kindly invite you to shut the type up!

  • TMikel

    Actually, this is not terrorism but protest, which is protected by the Constitution. It is important to keep this issue alive especially in the event that Bachmann wins the GOP nomination for president. The clinic’s gay conversion practices are also harmful and ineffective and we all need to be reminded of that. It always amazes – and appalls – me that members of the LGBT community can be so nasty about the protest actions of their own community. If you do not want to protest, fine, that is your right, but we would not be where we are today if brave members of the LGBT community had not been fighting for our rights. Personally, I would love to see this sort of protest at every public performance Bachmann makes. I applaud these brave Americans.

  • Jakey

    @TMikel: You said it.

  • Mav

    “It always amazes – and appalls – me that members of the LGBT community can be so nasty about the protest actions of their own community.”

    ^ This x 1000. If your only contribution to the gay rights theater is to bitch about what other people do for gay rights, you should STFU or pick up a damned sign and show us how it’s really done.

  • Riker

    @What A Joke: Our rights wer won largely by the glittery hotpants queens. All available evidence indicates that the first act of violence was a drag queen throwing her heel at a cop. While the government waffled on HIV funding, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence raised millions. When the suits over at HRC ere telling us to sit down and shut up, the radical queers agitates and handcuffed ourselves to the white house and wore dresses made of meat.

    If we listened to you assimilationist suits, it would still be illegal for more than 3 of us to gather in public.

  • Mike

    Just in case it wasn’t clear to everybody this blog is infested with right-wing trolls posing as one of us.

  • slanty

    Since Marcus is a silver daddy, he wants to discipline the barbarians personally.

  • Bryan

    @Spike: Yes, because if it’s not a speech on a podium or a placard waving crowd, it can’t be seen as a protest.

  • B

    No. 10 · Spike wrote, “And this accomplishes exactly what?”

    Well, one thing it accomplished was to give away what I hoped would be a good idea for a Halloween costume – a gay barbarian.

  • velocifero

    Yeah its terrorism Politcally Incorrect Thug dicknose. Just like when the right for decades has really terrorized women trying to get into legitimate health centers for pap smears, mammograms and birth control as armed abortion protesters literally threaten to kill women simply seeking health care. Or actually murdering doctors. To you Mr. Troll I sounds like you don’t even know the meaning of what a terrorist us versus protestor. Bet you will be masturbating to Cheney’s new book in the bathroom stall at some Idaho airport.

  • Elloreigh

    @Katt: “Ummmm you idiots need to get off of your high horses. Most gay rights haven’t come from going slow and staying in the closet till it was safe to come out.”

    The idiot would be the person making stupid assumptions and assigning us positions we don’t hold. I am not for going slow, nor for staying in the closet. I do support approaches that have a goal and produce real results, rather than merely inspiring more rage from our opponents.

    I also believe in fighting on multiple fronts. What I don’t believe in is stupid stunts that accomplish nothing of value.

    I have had it up to my receding hairline with people who trot out accusations of being in the closet, etc. every time someone dares to criticize idiotic stunts like glittering.

  • Elloreigh

    @Bryan: Protests are pointless without clear messaging. The only message sent by glittering is that anyone who opposes equality will be subjected to public embarrassment. Not much of a message there, other than “be afraid”. That won’t change hearts and minds. If anything, it will inspire a backlash.

  • Elloreigh

    @Mike: Looks to me more like it’s populated with mindless fools who think making a spectacle of themselves will accomplish something positive.

  • Elloreigh

    @Riker: Our rights have been one by a variety of people through a variety of efforts. I have no use for the HRC, but if you think drag queens deserve sole credit for procuring our rights, then it’s evident to those of us who have lived this history that you don’t know what you’re talking about.

  • Elloreigh

    @Mav: “If your only contribution to the gay rights theater is to bitch about what other people do for gay rights, you should STFU or pick up a damned sign and show us how it’s really done.”

    Another of the tired idiocies in evidence. If someone disagrees with you about tactics, then you assume they aren’t doing/haven’t ever done anything for the cause.

    As for showing you how it’s done, why should we waste the effort on snot-nosed brats who think they already know everything and won’t listen to us anyway?

  • Elloreigh

    I still am waiting for someone who supports glittering to explain what its goal is and how it accomplishes that goal.

  • slanty

    @Elloreigh: I think the goal is to cover Marcus in the glitter he so desperately wants to wear. Marcus just wants to look pretty, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

  • Yellow Belly

    @slanty: Someone should buy a very soft fur shawl for Marcus, maybe as a birthday present, the kind with glitter that sparkles in the light. Some of them are so soft to the touch that even the toughest straight man would want to try it on — just once.

  • Nick

    I don’t get why we aren’t all collaborating on how to fix the problem. It seems like a lot of the in-fighting is between people with the same goals for the LGBT community.

    I’m all about confronting the Bachmann’s and appreciate the show of pride at the “clinic” where queenie Marcus operates, and think that the show of resistance is an empowering move for members in the LGBTQ community. That said, of course more effective means exist. None of those means, however, outside of the PR blitzes regarding the bi-national gay couple (Villandia and partner) are really nationally recognized.

    I have no doubt in my mind that Bachmann would set up concentration camps for queers and systematically execute us, she and her husband are that fucking insane. At the same time, militant activism is incredibly necessary in order to have our needs heard, and I think that any small attempt (whether or not with a Lady Gaga backdrop) is positive to our cause.

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