Ellen Sturtz, the GetEqual activist who heckled First Lady Michelle Obama, has defended her demands for LGBT protections.

Sturtz interrupted Obama while she was speaking at a fundraiser being held at the private home of Washington D.C. lesbian couple Karen Dixon and Nan Schaffer.

Sturtz demanded that President Barack Obama sign an executive order prohibiting workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Obama appeared upset by the interruption and reportedly approached Sturtz.

“One of the things I don't do well is this,” she told Sturtz. “Listen to me or you can take the mic, but I'm leaving. You all decide. You have one choice.”

The crowd begged Obama to stay and Sturtz was escorted out.

In an op-ed, Sturtz defended targeting the first lady.

“Some have said that the first lady wasn't a proper target because she is not an elected official. However, time and again, the first lady has come to our community and asked us to 'max out' on our contributions to the DNC. In fact, she had just made the same request of several hundred LGBT attendees, days after Senate Democrats had refused to include same-sex binational couples in their immigration reform bill. Despite the Democratic Party happily cashing LGBT checks, I have not seen the Obama administration 'max out' on the myriad ways that the government could protect the LGBT community,” she wrote.