Glitter-Bombing Is Back! Activist Pelts Gay Haters In MN, And They Get Pissed!

Supporters of Minnesota’s anti-marriage-equality amendment turned up at General Mills headquarters in Golden Valley recently to protest the company’s position against the ban—only to face the fury of a young gay activist who sprinkled them with glitter.

Above, a protestor caught the incident on film and confronted the unnamed hooligan. When a member of the group Minnesota for Marriage tells the counterprotestor her “can’t put stuff on people,” the lad responds humorously, “”I’m putting it in the wind. It’s the wind’s fault.”

It’s incredible to see this immoral majority get so ticked off at what’s essentially a harmless prank. Andy Parrish, Michele Bachmann’s former chief of staff, uploaded the video to YouTube at the end of June, with a note that “some of the [victims] were as young as three and some of the seniors as old as 85.”

No word yet on any fatalities.

Source: City Pages


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  • Dixie Rect

    Are people really paying attention to 10 nut cases on the side of the road with signs?

  • Gigi

    @1:10 “Now you’re glittering senior citizens?” Oh. The. Horror.

  • Steve

    What a great and fearless kid! All those hate-filled religion deluded fools stand there and whine but for some reason their god didn’t show up and protect them. I wonder why?
    Regardless that young gay kid has my respect and admiration.

  • Spike

    @Steve: Agreed regarding the kid! And kinda funny that Queerty would headline the post using the term ‘pelt’, again makes you wonder if anyone watched the video before posting, more like ‘dusting’ with glitter. I would have shown up and pelted those old fart haters with Fruit Loops!

  • Kev C

    I saw this earlier. A lot of people standing around protesting a cookie. That’s what it’s come to. People protesting rainbow oreos getting glittered.

  • JAW

    It was stupid… all the kid did was to put them in the spot light… makes us look bad… What would have happened if some had gotten into someones eye…

    We just gave those those right wing nut jobs another talking point

    Very Stupid… leave them alone and they will get bored and go away

  • Aquarelle

    Gross, this kid isn’t even cute. Aren’t there better looking people fighting for our civil rights? Do posts about *them*

  • Ernest

    People, get a fucking grip. Who gives a shit who fucks who, what is it to you. Just lay back and live out your life. The fact that someone else’s life affects you so much is so sad. Who cares if two men get married. As for Andy Parish, how much more of a homo do you have to be to even comment on a fucking glitter bomb. What he needs is a good fuck up the ass. Yeah I’m from NY where we don’t give a shit if a black man marries a white woman, were we cherish Jewish people for their love and support of gay rights, where we let men walk hand in hand without having a heart attack. As for the crazy protestors in the mid west, hurry up and die so we can get on with our lives. Jesus, cut the shit out.

  • Bee

    I looove that kid I wish I was there with him the bravery and courage to go it alone veryyyy nice young man

  • Jonathonz

    They’ll be finding glitter in their car upholstery for YEARS.

  • MoJo

    He Shoulda pissed on the hateful bigots!

  • marcus

    This is one brave kid and I for one am proud of him. It’s nice to see young activists. I also think he is cute as a button.

  • J Stratford


    No you don’t leave them alone! These hateful geezers should learn to let young people live free. Just because they are old doesn’t automatically mean they deserve respect. If they spit on our rights, then they definitely do not deserve anything. Sometimes, things like this makes me wish that the government will cut our Medicare taxes so we can stop supporting these moronic old farts.

    No matter, these hate-filled “religious” bigots will soon meet their rightful end in a hot hot hot place.

  • Derek

    I really don’t think throwing glitter on people is helping anyone.

  • Maxurbate

    He had the right idea to go down there and do something but that was not the right thing we shouldn’t use irrational and hateful tactics to get our point across we have logic and love on our side.

  • Chris-MI

    Yeah, it’s stupid and it isn’t helping anything but it does show that these people have bizarre notions of “assault” and how the world works in general. Most of us long ago got over teenage boys and their hormone-charged tempers. If they were smart they’d have told him how cute he is and wished him luck on finding the right girl someday.

    Also, the three year old protestor was obviously clueless and didn’t seem to have any problem with the glitter. Way to educate your next generation, bigots.

  • Randall Reynolds

    We cannot glitter-bomb these bigots enough. Good job, guys!

  • Oh well

    Great to see young activists with convictions getting out in the trenches. Perhaps this is not entirely a lost generation.

  • tim

    @Oh well:

    “Perhaps this is not entirely a lost generation.”

    Please don’t call us “lost.” We’re doing what we can just like you are. Creating an “other” out of younger LGBT community members and allies only creates infighting, which is not helpful to our cause.

    Glitter bombing accomplishes nothing, it only creates more animosity. Our generation of LGBTs is bigger than a bunch of bigots, I’d like to see some people inviting the bigots into discourse, and showing them in constructive ways how they are wrong.

  • Geoff


    My Dear Ms. Aquanette: That is your contribution to this post ? ‘the kid isn’t even cute’ How sad and superficial you must be.

  • Mark

    They should be happy; they need a little more color in their dreary lives. I wouldn’t be mad about a little sparkle.

  • Matt

    I agree with JAW this just makes the LGBT community look bad and the kid is an idiot and no hero.

  • Matt

    Plus as others have been writing this only draws attention to the bigoted idiots on the side of the road which is what they want.

  • F Stratford

    I think the kid is a hero.

    This old bigoted farts are not ever going to change. Not simply by talking to them. Not in Minnesota. These geezers do not live in Golden Valley. Golden Valley is pro-gay. The city has a resolution against the ammendment. The kid has a right to defend his town against these geezer haters.

    If these geezers came to San Francisco to insist that their hate is right, I would glitter bomb their old asssssers too!

  • F Stratford

    Why are old people generally so homophobic, racist and self-righteous anyway?? Who died and made them king?

  • B

    No. 22 · Matt wrote, “I agree with JAW this just makes the LGBT community look bad…”

    I don’t think it makes the LGBT community look bad; it is just a case of a teenager illustrating the German idiom, “Er ist in die Flegeljahren.” While in English, someone might say “He is at an awkward age,” German is much more blunt – a literal translation is “He is in the lout-years.”

    Nobody should judge any ethnic/cultural group by the misbehavior of teenagers in it.

  • Chuck

    I honestly think glitter-bombing is an immature reaction that these folks are just looking for. (though this kid looks about 15 anyway, so…)

    It just reflects poorly on our representative maturity. I really don’t want to be associated with people who can’t come up with an argument and instead feel inclined to throw glitter on people in frustration.

  • Larry

    @Aquarelle: all of your comments seem to be about how unattractive all the gay people are…you must be quite the looker and I am sure your dance card is full…full of shit…hater

  • Steve

    This glitter bombing is immature and silly. It might have been funny the first couple times. It isn’t any more. Someone is going to be hurt when a piece of glitter gets into an eye, or gets inhaled. When that happens, they will claim that they were physically assaulted. It won’t help the cause.

    A counter-demonstration would be appropriate. Physically attacking the opponents, even by such silly methods, is not appropriate.

  • Daez

    @tim: People have been inviting these bigots into discourse for over 40 years. It has not worked yet. It will never work. It is time for new and different tactics, and it is time to fight back against hatred. Besides, studies have shown that militant groups actually help the work of the moderate groups.

  • Daez

    @Matt: It is also what we want. We want the bigots to have as much attention as they can possibly get. The more attention they get the more everyone else has to stop and think about how they do not want to be like them and how insane they are. The more attention they get the more they have to examine their own actions when replayed in the media.

    This strategy works. Even ten years ago this protest probably would have drawn 50-100 people. Now it draws 10 people.

  • Paul

    Silly protestors: “We do not assault people. Shame on you”
    Kid: “Shame on you for assaulting my rights”. Goddamn right. GOOD FOR YOU, KID!!! Strong and hero are two words that come to mind!

  • Aquarelle

    @Larry: I’m really shocked and hurt by the level of cyber-bullying against me. Are you guys even stopping to think about how your words affect me? What if I ended my own life? I could become the next Tyler Clementi, except that my suffering is worse than Tyler’s because I have to face bullying from my own community, which Tyler was lucky enough not to experience. I thank God that I’m a strong, courageous person who is beautiful both in the outside and inside, because otherwise I would be really hurt by your attitude towards me. But I’m going to forgive all of you as our lord and savior commands and I’ll never let anybody convince me that I’m anything less than unique and special.

  • Christopher

    The kid is a flat-out HERO!!! GOOD on HIM!!!

  • G

    @tim: tim said:

    “Please don’t call us “lost.” We’re doing what we can just like you are. Creating an “other” out of younger LGBT community members and allies only creates infighting, which is not helpful to our cause.”

    I could not agree more. I have noticed a lot of comments attacking younger gays through various stories, but each generation has to fight its own way. For instance, I feel that one of the most effective tactics for my generation, the “younger gays” as we’re called, is to be visible and to cause change one person at a time through our personal relationships.

    I think we’re all doing what we can.

  • Ogre Magi

    Look at the big bad teabaggers afraid of a little glitter!

  • B

    No. 32 · Aquarelle wrote, “@Larry: I’m really shocked and hurt by the level of cyber-bullying against me. Are you guys even stopping to think about how your words affect me?”

    Maybe you shouldn’t post derogatory, personal comments on a publicly accessible web site about the physical appearance of people who are obviously still in high school. If you had not posted that, you wouldn’t have gotten even the rather mild reaction you did get.

  • Charlie

    @Aquarelle: You clearly fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on he way down by the way you post.

  • Ewan

    That boy deserves a meddle of some sort. The more garish, the better.

  • Martin

    Brave guy, and cute too!! Nice…

  • JON

    What is this world coming to when people hate glitter! Hee Hee

  • Aquarelle

    @Charlie: For your information, hon, I used to do modelling.

  • Larry

    @Aquarelle: who hasn’t!!!…but it does explain the cattiness and your intelligence level. by the way, the kid is cute and this is not the first time you have ranted about how unattractive someone is.

  • Chris-MI

    Aquarelle is clearly the prettiest troll under the bridge, and I expect it’s even a nice charming little bridge, not a nastly highway underpass.

  • matt

    I have to say i think that “glitter bombing” is the stupidest thing people have come up with. How is throwing glitter getting our views across? It’s immature and frankly does not help the cause for? equal rights for people in the LGBTQ community.

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  • jack

    This boy is hardly a “gay activist”. He is a child doing childish things. I hope that some gay adults in his community will teach him to channel his energy in more constructive areas. I was disappointed that one or more of the white haired folks there didn’t try to call him aside and try to talk to him in a grand fatherly or grand motherly fashion. Couldn’t they see there grandson in him?

  • Halston

    1st glitter then it will go on to something else like water, paint, dye, or whatever. Somebody someday is going to think that glitter is not good enough and move on to something that is a little more permanent. You may not agree with the politics of the protesters but that is no reason to throw anything, however much it may technically be harmless. They were doing what we all have the right to do in America disagree peacefully. If that kid was really a hero he would have gotten his friends and family together and held a counter protest. All that kid was doing was try to provoke people into a physical confrontation.

  • LittIe,Kiwi

    Complainers – feel free to share the URLs to your own page or youtube video where you show us all the much-better work and advocacy for LGBT Equality that you’re all apparently doing.

  • LittIe,Kiwi

    those adults are out there promoting hate. the kid’s out there responding to it with glitter.

    in reality, it’s the most benign response.

    those adults are bigots. the kid has brass balls.

  • LittIe,Kiwi


    I can only suspect, then, that you and your friends and family are out there openly protesting bigotry.


  • Halston

    [email protected]LittIe,Kiwi: NOPE, cuz I really don’t care what people preach as long as it is peaceful you have the right to demonstrate about anything you want. I’m not the thought police. And if I was and some dick came up to me and tried to throw some shot on me he would get the shut knocked out of him. Stop promoting bad, stupid, and immature behavior.

  • Halston

    Meant shit.

  • Aquarelle

    @LittIe,Kiwi: I totally agree with LittleKiwi, finally, someone who’s smart on Queerty and who’s on the same wavelength as a I am!

  • Aquarelle

    @LittIe,Kiwi: LittleKiwi is one of the only smart people on these boards so you all should listen to him, why can’t you see that??? LittleKiwi please know that you are not alone and that there are some smart people on here who support you.

  • Halston

    @LittIe,Kiwia: And if somebody grabbed that can and shoved it down his throat he would of had it coming. And u really think glittering people is going to change their view? “Oh, my I have been glittered how embarrassing…I’ve seen how my views are discriminatory. I’m going to change my ways. That must be magic glitter. Hey, boy you should try some of that on the pro lifers or the neo Nazis or better yet at the Republican Convention! Say, what, your part of Go Proud!? Well, sprinkle it on yourself!

  • Aquarelle

    @Halston: So that’s a no on the YouTube link? Nothing proving that you’re doing better advocacy work than this kid? Thought so.

  • Halston

    @Aquarelle: That kid did nothing. And, after reading your posts througout the day I don’t have to justify myself to a fool like you.

  • Aquarelle

    @Halston: Yeah, so that’s a no on the video. Not a surprise. And don’t get mad at me and LittleKiwi for calling you out on your BS.

  • MKisNE

    Is this kid 12? Why are anti gay people putting him through the ringer? Is he really like 18? Because that is a fake ID. Good rule of thumb= children can’t be anti-gay martyrs. (And they say we’re the ones that don’t care about children) *shakes head*.

  • JacefromOz

    People in support of what was done should go say so on the video at least! :P

  • LittIe,Kiwi

    @Halston: I’d love for you to post a video of yourself and your specific plan of action for us to attain LGBT Equality, and best win over these bigoted types.

    Can you provide the URL to your youtube page where you show us who you are what your specific proactive message is?


  • LittIe,Kiwi


    that’s too bad. you sound like a coward with no balls who comes online to make anonymous comments because you can’t do anything in the real world.

    how about you provide the link to your own youtube video where you and your amazing family promote LGBT Equality, eh?

    after all, you’re such a big strong man with nothing to hide, right?

  • LittIe,Kiwi

    @jack: no. they see a gay. they don’t see anything human in “gays” – that’s why these horrible people by the side of the road with their signs of hatred are the scum of America.

    every single one of them is related to AT LEAST one LGBT person.

    and that person is no doubt living in terror and hiding because of these awful bigots.

  • LittIe,Kiwi


    Unless you can show exactly what you and your family are doing to promote LGBT Equality you’re nothing more than one more useless internet troll who complains anonymously because you don’t have the balls to be proactive in the real world.

  • Michael St. John

    Glitter-bombing is wrong, wrong, wrong!!! It is assault, and it hurts our causes, not helps them. Any respect for a person’s rational, righteous arguments goes out the window when they start throwing things, no matter how “harmless.” Two wrongs don’t make a right, the ends do not justify the means, and you cannot go assaulting people because they disagree with your position!

  • Michael St. John

    @LittIe,Kiwi: Please, please, please get over yourself, and stop attacking other posters for their opinions! You’re worse than those protesters. They are simply using their freedom to peacefully express their opinions…You don’t think anyone ought to have freedom unless they believe exactly as you do. Seeing how you demonize them as the “scum of America,” then you’d probably applaud the kid in the video mowing them down with an uzi. Your “activism” is obviously based on self-interest, rather than principles; and frankly, we’re better off without it.

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