ACT UP Philadelphia Protestors Heckle Paul Ryan at Values Voter Summit HATERPOLOOZA

Two AIDS activists from ACT UP Philadelphia were thrown out of Paul Ryan’s speech at the Values Voter Summit in Washington today after they stood and yelled, “corporations aren’t people.”

The knuckle-draggers always chant “USA! USA!” when one of their speeches in being interrupted.  (But they have no problem interrupting others think the 201o Town Hall meetings across the country.) 

USA! USA! has become the rallying cry for fascist bullies. It’s meant to drown out individual thought.  It is a shame and a travesty.

And for all you Bitter Betty’s out there who are saying it was a FAIL.  At least these two women tried to do something, they made a statement and got some Press.

What did you do today?

About Will Kohler

Will Kohler is one of America's best known LGBT historians, He is also a a accredited journalist and the owner of 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 on such notable media venues as BBC News, CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post, The Daily Wall Street Journal, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story. Back2Stonewall has been recently added to the Library of Congress' LGBTQ+ Studies Web Archive. Mr. Kohler is available for comment, interviews and lectures on LGBT History. Contact:

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