Via Joe.My.God.: I spotted my friend Mike Hisey in NOM's footage of what happened when its anti-trans bus rolled into Philly Saturday.
Mike is hard to miss, as the nun driver of a minibus, middle fingers extended to God. Mike's bus cleverly mimicked NOM's unclever bus
Per the Philly Inquirer:
A peaceful rally in support of transgender people turned into a disruptive protest in Center City at about noon Saturday when an orange bus bearing anti-transgender messages on it -- "Boys are boys... and always will be" and "Girls are girls... and always will be" -- rolled around onto the north side of City Hall.
The transgender-rights supporters expected the bus to arrive sometime Saturday but didn't know what time it was going to show up. Backed by conservative groups, the bus had been touring East Coast cities for the past couple of weeks.
In anticipation of the bus, the city's Office of LGBT Affairs and other groups organized a "Pop-Up Love Party" on the north apron of City Hall from 11 a.m. to noon, during which supporters of the transgender community spoke, around 100 people gathered in support, and a light-blue-pink-and-white-striped transgender-pride flag was hoisted up on a flagpole at the end of the event. The flag will remain there for the weekend.
Moments after the speakers finished, the bus turned the corner and appeared.
"There it is!" one person shouted. Swarms of people then ran toward the bus. A person banged on a drum. Eggs were thrown, hitting the bus. At least two smoke bombs were set off.
This fucking NOM bus deserves to be harassed anywhere it goes. Free speech doesn't mean you get to talk trash and rile up hatred without enduring the consequences.