Looks like National Organization for Marriage board chair Maggie Gallagher can't get enough of herself. The anti-gay mouthpiece was spotted in the audience at the reading of Dustin Lance Black's "8" - a dramatization of the Prop 8 trial. Gallagher played a central role in the proceedings; her character was played by Jayne Houdyshell.
Andy Towle reports:
So what could Gallagher have hoped to glean from her perch in the balcony? Perhaps she was finally enlightened last night, that her mission is flawed and hateful, that it is futile, that what she has been working for for years destroys families, hurts children, and is ultimately un-American?
I fear that she did not. I fear that what was behind her motivation to sit there and watch her words come out of Houdyshell's mouth was some sort of ego stroke, a pat on the back, a motivational fuel for her anti-gay engine.
Afterward, she certainly seemed to enjoy the attention she was getting just outside the theatre, even though much of it was negative.
(Photo credit: Josh Meltzer for Towleroad)