Familiar with the Glitter Barbarians?

Ever hear of glitter as a form of political activism? I hadn’t, at least until I read an article on Columbus Go Home about a group of people who showed up at Marcus and Michele Bachmann’s reparative therapy clinic, hoping that they too could have help in praying away the gay. Marcus Bachmann has referred to anyone who is gay as “barbarians that need to be disciplined”, and some activists decided to show up and ask for some discipline.

After requesting to speak with Marcus Bachmann personally, and not being given the opportunity, they decided to sprinkle around some glitter and chant “You can’t pray the gay away – baby, I was born this way!” One of the glitter barbarians, Nick Espinosa, stated “Michele and Marcus Bachmann think gay people are barbarians? I think its clear to everyone who the real barbarians are, based on the Bachmanns’ archaic views on LGBT equality.” Columbus Go Home posted a You Tube video of the event here:  Glitter Barbarians from Columbus Go Home

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Holly Moyseenko is a sex educator living in Ohio. She is an advocate of positive and healthy sexuality. Holly currently works for a non-profit health organization as a health educator, and also teaches workshops that focus on many topics within the realm of healthy sexuality. In her spare time, she also is an advocate for survivors of sexual assault, gardens, reads anything within reach, drinks copious amounts of tea, and naps with her two dogs.

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    That’s fantastic. I heard that guy speaking about his views (in perhaps the campest voice I have ever heard!) and thought he was repugnant.
    It always surprises me when I see something like this coming from America, although I suppose it shouldn’t. I think it’s a shame that so many who supposedly believe in “liberty and freedom” are so inclined to remove the liberties and freedoms of others. Isn’t that the hypocrisy of the USA though?