At a campaign stop in Minnesota on
Tuesday, gay rights activist Nick Espinosa dumped “gay” glitter
on former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, ABC News reported.
Gingrich and his wife Callista were
participating in a book signing in Minneapolis before attending a
benefit for the Minnesota Family Council, a group that opposes gay
“Feel the rainbow, Newt,” Espinosa
said as he doused the presidential candidate with glitter. “Stop
the hate. Stop the anti-gay politics. It's dividing our country and
it's not fixing our country.”
“Nice to live in a free country,”
Gingrich said as he cleaned the glitter off the table he was seated
The 24-year-old unemployed Espinosa
said he was protesting Gingrich's opposition to gay marriage.
“Today, I invited Newt to feel the
rainbow because he decided to bring his anti-gay politics to my
told ABC News. “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
Last July, Espinosa protested
Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer, an opponent of gay
rights, by dumping 2,000 pennies on the candidate.