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At a book signing in Minneapolis, recently declared the hippest and gayest city in America, I greeted 2012 GOP presidential contender and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich with a shower of rainbow glitter.

"Feel the Rainbow!" I shouted. Gingrich was conducting the book signing as part of The Minnesota Family Council & Institute Annual Dinner 2011 celebration. The MFC has been an instrumental mover of a marriage inequality amendment that would enshrine discrimination in Minnesota's state constitution.
- Robert Erickson

I really don't see how this furthered any cause.

It just goes to show how rudderless GLBT activism has become.

I get the point of why the guy did it, but it was a childish response. Politics are big money, and marriage equality is a hot-button issue. Like abortion in the 80's, all the GOP has to do is push the gays ruining marriage button, and their constituents hop on board with whatever they want to do. Glittering Newt Gingrich is just another way for them to say "Oh look at those silly gays. At it again.."

When asked "Why?" after he did it in the video, he had little to no response. He had no talking points. The man escorting him out said "We don't show up to your events" and he stands there silent. Even I could have retorted that their event denies equality, that protesters for religious groups have been picketing AIDSWALKS for over 20 years. His isn't the kind of dialog we need to be having.

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