Maggie Gallagher Srivastav Loudly Ate During Dustin Lance Black’s Prop 8 Play Last Night

Last night a bunch of celebrities participated in a staged reading of Dustin Lance Black’s Proposition 8 play. Black wrote the script from the trial transcripts and showed “Yes on 8” TV ads between segments. So imagine our surprise to hear that the National Organization for Marriage’s Maggie Gallagher sat in the balcony loudly munching on a bag of snacks during the entire show. Anti-equality and rude theater manners? Jesus, Maggie. Were you raised by goblins?

But even more interesting is what Mrs. Srivastav must have thought seeing her herself portrayed by Jayne Houdyshell onstage. Good As You‘s Jeremy Hooper shares the laughs that came at Srivastav’s expense:

When Campbell Brown (in the role of cable news anchor) announced the name “Maggie Gallagher,” I heard a few titters, surely from people who are well versed in all that she has said and done in the name of bias. But then the laugh really came on just a few seconds later, when — either by direction, actor choice, or just happy accident — Houdyshell had her Maggie start talking before Brown was done speaking. The audience roared at the familiarity of that. Because it’s exactly what Maggie always does in TV debates: She steamrolls right over whomever she’s facing, making her points regardless of decorum. I suspect that’s why the audience uproariously laughed in the way that they did: Because even the less politically informed still had a passing familiarity with Maggie and her style.

Hooper’s recount of Gallagher’s role in the play is well worth reading, but how nice is it to hear that Srivastav has finally seen her own face in a historic mirror that will not reflect on her kindly.

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  • the crustybastard

    NOM swears in court that gays WILL commit violence against identifiable NOM members.

    But what actually happens when the infamous spokesblob of NOM waddles into the midst of some politically agitated gays?


  • hudson

    @No. 1 · the crusty bastard:

    ‘OMG!SNAX!!!NOMNOMNOM!!11!’- I’m wetting myself as I write this. hilarious!


  • Scott Rose

    Maggie Gallagher foments hostility against schools that teach good strong acceptance values to students, so, every time a gay youth becomes a victim of bullycide, his/her blood is dripping off of Gallagher’s malicious fingers.

  • Skeloric

    Was our “blob of hate” never persecuted/bullied in school?
    Does she not realize that stronger anti-bullying measures could have protected her as well?
    a classmate of mine had a pituitary condition which impacted her ability to control her weight, thankfully she never had much trouble with bullying that i ever saw but I’m certain there was some.
    The “fat kid” gets as much abuse as the “gay kid”, so Maggie should be at the forefront of opposing bullying.
    Too bad she has likely forgotten her own school years or she would be an ally.

  • Mav

    Maggie is one of my favorite conservative activists.

    (The kind that makes politically moderate people say, “Fuck that noise, I’m supporting gay rights just because I don’t want to be associated with HER.”)

    You and Michele Bachmann just keep on with your bad selves.

  • Codswallop

    Worse than that, she sat in the balcony and tried to make it collapse on audience members underneath!

  • till the world ends


  • christopher di spirito

    So nobody “accidentally” dumped a drink on this homo-hating heffa?

  • BobC562

    She brings in her bags of Crunch n’ Munch and Funyums, dresses like, well, I’m not sure what she was dressed like. She truly was reared (or in this case, raised) in a barn. Combine this with her deciding to slip off her shoes during the Prop 8 trial and was then admonished by the marshall. She, quite literally, is a cow.

  • Cam

    Oh give her a break, it’s hard to eat from a trough and not get a little on the walls.

  • Mr. Enemabag Jones



    Who the hell brings snacks to the theater?

  • xander

    Oh, you scared me..I thought Mags ATE DLB until I read further. That would constitute murder in most jurisdictions!

    I’m rather surprised she even went to the show. Will have to check to see what/if she blogged about this.

    And where was her soul(less) mate Brian Brown?

  • Pitou

    I hope the Actress’s costume of Maggie was fabulous! I hope there was F.U.P.A. and Gunt galore! Turkey giblet neck too.

    I wonder when that last decade was that she saw or could even reach her lady parts? How old is her big flaming son? 25 years?

    OMG… What’s eating Gilbert Grape? Maggie Srivastav! (She does know they had to burn the house down in the end, right?)

  • pedro

    Sometimes I really believe this woman is just playing one big joke on all of us. Could it possibly be that Mags has decided to turn her whole life into a piece of performance art…A conscious parody of a obese delusional homophobe…very avant-garde.

  • pedro

    Sometimes I really believe this woman is just playing one big joke on all of us. Could it possibly be that Mags has decided to turn her whole life into a piece of performance art…A conscious parody of an obese delusional homophobe…very avant-garde.

  • fredo777

    “Were you raised by goblins?”


  • Ogre Magi

    Why the hell was she even there?

  • B

    No. 17 · Ogre Magi wrote, “Why the hell was she even there?”

    To see what her opposition is up to and to get some data for tuning her “message”.

  • Disgusted Gay American

    If I was there and saw her outside – I woulda went up to her and said “Excuse me, Maggie……the Doughnut Shop & Omar’s Tent Dress shop are down the street”

  • Steve

    Is is possible that Maggie is really a closeted dyke? She is rarely seen with her husband. Has she ever been seen with another woman?

    Somehow, I doubt it. I get the impression that she is found a way to make millions, and is just doing whatever is required to continue making that cash flow. She has to stay in the public eye, both to remain an antagonist to gays and to generate “donations” from the churches that support her organization. She hasn’t been out there, much, recently.

  • Michael

    This bitch along with all the other anti gays are responsible for MORE blood on their hands.14 year old Jamey from Ohio was gay bullied and harassed in his school he made an it gets better video and he committed suicide last weekend. Disgusting creatons they are the most vile things on this planet.Thankfully a majority of Americans will look back on these sociopath anti gay lunatics with shame as they did with the racists back in the 60’s.

  • Abel

    Poor Maggie Moo, so misunderstood and reviled. Why, she wants people to know that she is filled with love for homosexuals. There is no hate in her heart. None. Please keep those donations flowing!

    Wouldn’t you like to know more about Mr. Srivastav? Why he’s never around. And about her son Patrick. I sure would.

  • Steve

    I think I just realized why Maggie is so unhappy. She really is homosexual. But, she has never had a fulfilling sexual experience. She is so full of self-hate, that she is incapable of even understanding herself.

    How many gays and lesbians went through a period of praying, “Please God, don’t let me be gay.”? Most get through that period successfully. I think Maggie is still there.

    So, she projects her self-hatred upon other people. And, in the process, she has made millions of dollars. The money keeps her from actually coming to terms with herself…

    We really should pity her. Of course, we should proceed with the political and legal work of defeating the hate that she represents. In time, she will withdraw from that work and begin the real, spiritual, work of learning to live with herself.

  • xander

    @Steve : I doubt Maggie Srivastav is lesbian, but wonder if she might have been rejected by a gay man or men? Ex boyfriend? Father of her child? What about the son?

    Or, she may just be a willing ‘ho’ who gives up any decency for lots of c.a.s.h.

    Her days at NOM may well be numbered if she’s no longer able to keep her troops rallied and the [email protected] flowing.

  • Ogre Magi

    Her face in the pic looks like that of an animal, but I can’t decide what kind?

  • ewe

    Notice she has no date. Male female or dog.

  • Patsy Stoned

    Much like when she showed up just after DC legalized gay marriage, I think Maggie showed up hoping to provoke someone into being rude/ getting physical with her so she could “prove” how evil and awful the gays are. Once again, “the gays” (and our supporters) proved ourselves to be better people than Maggie could ever hope to be.

    Her ego knows no bounds. The munching, the crinkling of a bag of food (and no doubt a smug expression throughout) just shows she wanted attention. Now she’ll most likely take a “the gays aren’t real Americans and Hollywood types are evil” instead of her planned “the evil gays persecuted me” column she probably WANTED to write. Vile, awful person.

  • Chad

    @Patsy Stoned: I agree I think she is just looking to provoke violence. I would have gone right up and sat next to her.

    I also think DLB should make a colaborative play about the people that were negativly affected by prop 8. You know something that shows WHY we want equal rights.

  • Who Would Marry HER?

    Who would marry HER? How can she be associated with an organization for marriage when… Well, just look at her! She looks like Slithe from the Thundercats and she’s probably got a brilliant orange paste of sweat and cheeto dust accumulating in the folds of her bounty and whomever was unfortunate enough to sit next to her probably smelled a few SBDs filtering up from the ample folds of that $19.99 Target cocktail dress. Or is that the kind of bitchiness and “evil” you were expecting from us gays?

  • drewa24

    @BobC562: HAHA! Perfect. To Christopher de spirito’s comment, a drink was quite possibly spilled on Maggot, but her cow like tongue quickly lapped it up, floor debris and all, and swallowed it down much like the cum being ingested by her husband from the theater bathroom stall floor. Bob, I think shes wearing vintage Chanel, or possibly Valentino. Her shoes were assuredly Louboutin, as she is a SLAVE to his designs. Her entire life is written on her face in the photo, a blend of despair, confusion, isolation, regret…seems she finally got a whiff of the overwhelming stench of failure she emits.

    CIAO Maggot

  • Ogre Magi

    @Who Would Marry HER?: Slithe! That’s it! That is the animal I was thinking of!

  • Greybat

    I heard it was a two pound bag of Nacho cheese Doritos. Her handler said it was to stave off a diabetic attack, although being a diabetic myself, I find a roll of lifesavers more discreet and just as effective!

  • Michael

    Daniel Villarheal or whatever your name is you should be ashamed of yourself.Not one comment about the child who took his own life this last weekend not ONE.No wonder towleroad and the advocate are more trusted then this site.They actually cover stuff that MATTERS no one gives a shit about the pig that is Maggie Gallagher and not one person here has even said anything about this teenager either.Apparently all that matters are celebs pigs like Maggie and DADT ending not innocent human lives.If it were someone that someone here loved and cared about though I bet the reaction would be different.Disgraceful.

  • jessi

    “I could just hear her getting fatter!” says onlookers.

  • jessi

    @the crustybastard: LOL! Dude, you just made my day.

  • Mike in Asheville

    @Michael: Dude, lighten the fuck up!

    This post was linked from Towleroad, one of the blogs you cite as your source. And Andy regularly posts interesting stories that have nothing to do with being gay, just being — love his regular posts of interesting animals and NASA photos.

    Queerty posts extensively about bullying and suicides — and does a good job about that. Just enter suicide or bully in their search window and there are hundreds of posts.

    Why shouldn’t we enjoy a little amusement among the bitter — Maggot Gallagher is worse than a thorn in our side, a little fun at her expense brightens our morale. That is important too!

  • Lefty

    I tried reading Towleroad once.
    Fell asleep :(

  • Michael

    @Mike in Asheville:

    I care more about human lives then the walking pig woman that is Maggie and please quit telling me to lighten the fuck up.Not my fault I have a fucking heart.

  • Mike in Asheville

    @Michael: No dude, you still need to lighten up. Nobody here has anything but scorn for Maggot and her ilk. And everyone here is sad that yet another gay youth has committed suicide as a means of being freed from bullying.

    But all you have to do is look at pathetic Maggot who has filled her black heart, and sad Jamie (the 14 year-old who committed suicide) to see where festering misery leads. In Maggot’s case, she has become so vile and hate filled, her purgatory will be enduring the pain endured by the victims of her hate; for Jamie, a loss to live the better life he himself spoke of in his It Gets Better video.

    So, yeah, lighten up and take moment to mix in a bit of the amusement at the witty anti-Maggot comments while also taking time to mourn Jamie.

  • Michael

    @Mike in Asheville:

    Sadly she doesnt care though nor do many of these bigots. I wonder how would they react? How would they feel if a child of theirs came out to them as gay?Its worrisome to say the least think about how unstable these people are it makes me wonder.

    Maggie was probably there because she was hungry.By that she was looking around the room wondering who she would eat next.I guess that schoolbus full of children didnt satisfy her appetites :)

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