A crowd waited at the Iowa State Fair for 90 minutes to hear Michele Bachmann speak. She showed up, spoke for all of three minutes, and then quickly left—pissing off supporters who wanted an autograph—after a 17-year-old gay rights activist confronted Michele and Marcus for their anti-gay bigotry. The Des Moine Register:

She said she was going to shake hands but left the makeshift stage quickly when 17-year-old civil rights advocate Gabe Aderhold of Edina, Minn., loudly questioned her husband Marcus about his counseling techniques to “pray the gay away.”

Earlier in the day Gabe let Tim Pawlenty have it too. Right fucking on, Gabe. One day soon these bigoted Republican pols are going to realize that we're not their punching bags anymore. They're ours. Via Towleroad.

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