Rick Santorum Confronted by Transgender Activist

Rick Santorum is really in his element now. He is in South Carolina where all the questions about Gay Rights and other liberal banter can stop. Well Not Really. Santorum was confronted Thursday by a transgender activist who stormed his press conference in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.

Kneena Raheja, a female who was born a male screamed,

“Mr. Santorum, you have spilled queer blood!”

There was no reaction from Santorum and someone in the audience snickered.

Raheja said in an interview to Buzzfeed afterwards that,

“people like Rick Santorum are actively violent towards the queer population.”

This is the second time that Santorum was nailed by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender lobby on Thursday. Real Clear Politic is reporting that a group of protestors glitter-bombed him at a rally hosted by the Family Research Council

Santorum’s stance on gay rights has earned him a reputation as being particularly hostile to the gay community. In New Hampshire he compared gay marriage to polygamy, was asked whether he would abort a gay baby and got into a heated exchange with students at a progressive high school.

Gay Rights may turn out to be a big issue in the 2012 election. While it won’t have even 1/10ththe effect as the economy will, a politician who is completely hostile to the gay community may turn off voters who have become more inclusive of them in recent years.

Several States have Gay Marriage on the books and it is picking up steam in many more. Even Republican politicians are starting to take notice and tone down the rhetoric.

Do you think LGBT activists should continue to target Rick Santorum?