Gay Rights and AIDS Activists Interrupt Obama Speech In Boston, MA (Video)

A group of gay rights activists and AIDS research supporters interrupted a speech from President Obama while he was stumping for Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. Reportedly chants included “Mr. President, stop the bigotry! Support marriage equality!,” “Do you also oppose Atheist Marriage?,” and “Would you want a Civil Union?

Mediaite reported on the incident, which seemed to annoy the President:.  (GOOD!)

“The President appeared uncharacteristically upset as, mid-sentence, a group of folks in the crowd began to loudly object to his speech as he described the work his administration had done for AIDS research. As the crowd turned their heads up to look at the hecklers, President Obama followed as well, and modified his speech for them, menacingly pointing his finger up at them as he warned that a Republican leadership would be extremely destructive to their cause. After raising his voice mid-sentence in response to them, President Obama continued: “One of the great things about being a Democrat is, we like arguing with each other. But to the folks concerned about AIDS funding, I would say ‘take a look at what the Republican leadership has to say about AIDS funding.’”

Yes Obama, Yes, The ReTHUGlican’s would be worse; we elected you, Mr Obama, because you were going to right the wrongs foisted on us by the previous administration. Why must I remain a second-class citizen? The courts have spoken and ruled that DADT, Prop 8, and DOMA are ALL unconstitutional and still you sit on your hands.

And as for your “Vote for us — we suck less!” campaign message.  You really don’t suck byall  that much less right now to really be able to make that your mantra and expect people to vote for you.

You were elected by Progressives you know.  Fucking idiot.

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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