MINNEAPOLIS—A gay rights activist threw glitter at Michele Bachmann here Saturday, but it didn’t stick.
The Republican presidential candidate was leaving the stage at the end of her 40-minute speech to the RightOnline conference when a Minneapolis lawyer unloaded a container full of glitter.
It all fell to the stage, and none appeared to even stick to the congresswoman’s dress.
“You can run, but you can’t hide,” Rachel E. B. Lang yelled, as she was quickly detained by a security guard and escorted away.
Bachmann, totally unfazed, began shaking hands with audience members.
The whole episode unfolded in about 10 seconds.
She later ignored a question from POLITICO about it as she left the Hilton.
Lang, who is straight but has at least two gay family members, said she dropped the glitter on Bachmann to protest her opposition to gay rights and her support for a ministry that also opposes them.
She did it with the support of the organizations GetEQUAL and COLAGE. A press release quickly went out and a video of the stunt posted to YouTube.
“My response to Michele Bachmann’s hateful and anti-gay rhetoric was light-hearted, but these issues are very serious,” Lang said in the press release.
When Newt Gingrich visited Minnesota for a book signing in May, he was hit with glittery confetti by a protester.
Tim Pawlenty got glittered as he signed books in San Francisco this week. That was also perpetrated by gay rights activists.