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Video – LGBT Hero Nick Espinosa GLITTERIZES Newt Gingrich At Anti-Gay Minnesota Family Council Event

Last night Newt Gingrich and his current wife were participating in a book signing before the anti-gay Minnesota Family Council’s annual dinner in Minneapolis when new LGBT hero Nick Espinosa opened a box containing glitter and dumped it over the two of them and yelled Feel the rainbow Newt. Stop the hate. Stop the anti-gay politics. It’s dividing our country and it’s not fixing the economy.!

ABC News

The glitter culprit is Nick Espinosa, a 24 year old unemployed non profit worker turned social activist from Minneapolis, Minn. Espinosa worked with a non-profit helping unemployed people for two years before being laid off due to budget cuts. His encounter with Newt on Tuesday was in protest to Gingrich’s stance on gay marriage.

“Today, I invited Newt to feel the rainbow because he decided to bring his anti-gay politics to my state,” Espinosa told ABC News Tuesday night. “Newt has a long history of anti-gay politics and has chosen to focus on divisive social issues instead of working to fix our economy. I don’t think a free will adulterer like Newt has any ground to stand up while telling others who they can and can’t love.”

And this isn’t Nick Espinosa’s , (who I now want to marry) first stylized protest God love him.

In 2009 Nick infiltrated a Tea Party rally against immigration, in which he developed a fake name, Robert Erickson, to obtain a spot on the speaker’s list.  Espinosa delivered a speech focused on anti-European immigration in which he talked about Christopher Columbus and chanted “Columbus Go Home!”  In July 2009, he dumped 2,000 pennies on Tom Emmer, a Republican candidate for governor of Minnesota, as a “tip” in protest against a proposal to cut wages for servers and bartenders

I bow to Nick Espinoza.  A brave American and a true LGBT hero! 

Now if we could just get like 2 Million more of him we just might win.

Guest Op-Ed: "This is a Rant…That’s About It" by Kyle Lawson

This is a Rant…That’s about it. Kyle Lawson

If there is anything that gained attention during this past election, it’s whenever a Tea Party candidate suggested that if things don’t get better in Washington D.C. the “citizens” might have to get their guns. While this makes them sound crazy, maybe they have a point. Considering the Democrats did little to help us when they had you know control of the government, and the Republicans sure as hell won’t, maybe we should take a page from the Tea Party and revolt.

I don’t mean we should start something now, the Republicans have control and their asses are in front of the electric fence. They have to cut spending and reduce the size of government before they get to us. After all, that’s what they promised, so when they fail let’s make sure they can’t use us to save their skin.

If they even try to pass something to restrict our rights even further, let’s revolt. Not write letters, not call offices, not refuse to donate to candidates; but get into the street and start throwing pennies. Fuck permits and lets march in front of the capitol on a Wednesday. Make anyone who would use us as political fodder, realize that we are not the Tea Party.

Teabaggers complain about taxes, we complain about being unable to visit our loved ones as they die in a hospital. They whine about being painted as racists because of a sign, we have to defend ourselves from being called child molesters because of fake science. They can marry a complete stranger and gain more rights then we can get after thirty years of being together.

We don’t need to make idle threats. We have revolted, whether as small groups or an entire city Compton’s Cafeteria in 1966, Stonewall 1969, The White Night Riots of 1979. Why should we be afraid to resort back to that? Will we continue to rely on ineffective organizations or politicians because we are afraid of not being the most popular kid at the party? Are we victims waiting for our eventual martyrdom?

We won’t win any new allies by doing something violent. Hell, there will be those sitting on the fence who will decide we aren’t worth associating with, but that’s not the point. Every time we stand up and fight, every time we react, we change something. Never right away, the White Night Riots didn’t change Dan White’s manslaughter conviction, and it gave the cops an excuse to attack. But, we didn’t apologize. I like to think that for one brief moment those protestors terrified anyone who thought we were worthless, that our lives were worth less than a Twinkie.

If our own history should have taught us anything, it is we can’t be worried about being liked. Our community has fought our best fights alone. When no one wanted to associate with us, and politicians pretended we did not exist. We can’t pretend that eventually people are going to be nice to us if we walk in a circle dressed in suits holding a sign. Everything we gain can be taken away from us, that is all our history is.

So yes, this is a rant. We need to stand up for ourselves and be prepared to throw a punch and show that we can take them. Every anti-GLBT organization is gloating and ready to stomp us down into the dirt. So what are we going to do?


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Gay Activist GetEQUAL Disrupt House Committe Meeting To Deliver Mark-ups Fof ENDA – Committe Member "That’s The Problem With This We Are Never Going To Satisfy Them" – (VIDEO)

Today GetEQUAL disrupted a meeting of the House Education and Labor Committee and delivered a set of markers to Chairman Miller, urging mark-up and vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA.}

From the Dallas Voice:

The activists approached Chairman George Mitchell, D-California, and attempted to hand him a marker. Mitchell refused to take the marker but told the activist that the committee plans to take action on ENDA soon. ‘We’re working on it as expeditiously as we can,’ Miller said. The audio on a live stream of the committee hearing then cut out for a few minutes. When it returned, Mitchell explained to the audience that the interruption was related to ENDA. ‘It’s not an easy piece. of legislation,’ Miller said. ‘It’s a really complicated piece of legislation. We want to get it right, but we expect to have it before this committee in the very near future.'”

Now watch the videotape below of the episode.  At the 0:45 mark before the audio “mysteriously” cuts out you can hear a committe member say “this is the problem with this, there’s no end to it. We’re never going to satisfy them” Did he call us “them”? And use the word “satisfy” in a way that describes equal rights like it’s a reward?

Go GetEqual!!! Those who deride their methods would have said the same about some of the pioneers in other civil rights movements. God forbid we upset the apple cart or someone gets arrested. Those with that attitude are not helping.

Larry Kramer said you have to have anger in order to protest effectively and effect change….he was right on the mark.

SNL’s Will Forte Strips To The Buff In His New Movie "MacGruber"

Only one American hero has earned the rank of Green Beret, Navy SEAL and Army Ranger. Just one operative has been awarded 16 purple hearts, 3 Congressional Medals of Honor and 7 presidential medals of bravery. And only one guy is man enough to still sport a mullet. In 2010, Will Forte brings Saturday Night Live’s clueless soldier of fortune to the big screen in the action comedy MacGruber.

Saturday Night Liver’s will Forte stips down and gets buck naked in his upcoming movie based on one of his SNL skit characters, “MacGruber”.

Forte is hot in that “sleazy sex tape” sort of way and he’s an OTTER to boot! Who knew?

Only one American hero has earned the rank of Green Beret, Navy SEAL and Army Ranger. Just one operative has been awarded 16 purple hearts, 3 Congressional Medals of Honor and 7 presidential medals of bravery. And only one guy is man enough to still sport a mullet

In the 10 years since his fiancée was killed, special op MacGruber (UBER Hairy chested Forte) has sworn off a life of fighting crime with his bare hands. But when he learns that his country needs him to find a nuclear warhead that’s been stolen by his sworn enemy, Dieter Von Cunth (Val Kilmer), MacGruber figures he’s the only one tough enough for the job.