Queer activists have historically used glitter-bombing as a tactic against conservative politicians and high-profile anti-gay bigots, Vancouver protester Lavender Menace notes. Asked if she lumps Savage in with such people, she says people have different ways of contributing to oppressive systems.I'm a white gay man without any disabilities (though my sons both have disabilities) who's primarily focused on marriage issues. Obviously, there are other issues that are important for me but protecting my family and others like it is definitely one of my biggest priorities in life. Granted I'm not a national speaker or leader, but should I be glitter-bombed for being part of the "broader (group) of gay, white, cis-gendered, able-bodied gay men focused on gay-marriage priorities"?
"Savage is taking on being a speaker and leader in this movement. We have to take that into account," she adds. "He's part of a broader [group] of gay, white, cis-gendered, able-bodied gay men focused on gay-marriage priorities. We want to say those priorities are messed up."
Glitter-bombing someone for who they are (i.e., a white, cis-gendered, able-bodied gay man who is committed to legally protecting his family) seems like bad activist to me. And it does nothing but widen divisions between the GLBT communities.