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Rick Santorum and Family Research Council Protested and Glittered in South Carolina

Looks like ole frothy’s protest problems didn’t stop after he left (and lost) in New Hampshire.

According to The Advocate, Santorum was once again confronted with angry LGBT protesters in South Carolina Thursday at his rally in Mount Pleasant with Family Research Council  hate group president and white supremacist Tony Perkins.

About 20 demonstrators tossed glitter into the air and began shouting at Santorum that he had “spilled queer blood.”  as police led them to a spot farther from the stage, they objected by chanting, “Put the queers in the back!”

Kneena Raheja, the lone trans activist at the protest told Buzzfeed, “I think people like Rick Santorum are actively violent towards the queer population. I’m just here to let him know that the longer he silences us, the longer he does not acknowledge that we, the trans population, exist, the harder we will bash back.” She added that the rest of the Republican presidential aspirants are just as bad as Santorum: “They’re all rich old white men that don’t know my experience.”

THANK YOU South Carolina protesters.  FINALLY our community is standing up and speaking out once again.  Protests should be happening at EVERY GOP and gay hate group public event.  We cannot stay silent any longer and write checks thinking that our gay org’s will take care of  everything because they won’t and they can’t.  We have to get out there, stand up, and fight back!

Source: The Advocate

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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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