Members of the LGBT rights group GetEqual demonstrated at last weekend’s Value Voters Summit, and were able to film some of their interactions with conferencegoers. (Alas, not Michele Bachmann or Rick “frothy mix” Santorum.)
“Though the activists were not resisting the guards, over and over they were thrown around unnecessarily, and kicked by onlookers… Some yelled ‘Get out of my sight’ and ‘I’ll kick your ass,’ while another followed the activists out, yelling ‘Your lack of values are killing us’ (particularly creative, we thought).
We’re pretty sure we heard someone say “You’re spreading AIDS,” too. That’s sweet—do you take away people’s rights with that mouth?
Below, GetEqual activists carried a simulated coffin draped in a rainbow American flag while reading anti-LGBT quotes from FRC Tony Perkins before being dragged outside.
“The ‘values’ promoted at this summit alienate millions of LGBT Americans from full and equal citizenship,” says GetEQUAL organizer Erica Keppler, “deny us our dignity; seek to prevent us from enjoying the basic joy and security of marriage; create an unsafe environment that leads suicide, violence, and hate crimes; and, too often, result in violence toward and even the murder of our LGBT brothers and sisters.”