It all started back in April 2010. Back then, we here at LGR wrote “Apparently, at their first meeting, Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann looked at each other and knew it would be their destiny to be together. Bachmann stated to Palin ‘Drill here, drill now,’ and Palin replied ‘Drill, baby, drill’. It was and is a whirlwind passion between the two which seems to know no bounds. After all, with trips to a lesbian bondage themed nightclub on the tab of the Republican Party, what more could they want. The GOP was picking up the tab.”
Two and a little bit years later, the two have gotten married:
Ok, not really. That would be Jane Noble and Donna Burris as Bachmann and Palin getting married by President Barack Obama. The billboard is part of a series promoting two spin-offs of BeautifulPeople.com- one for lesbians and one for gay men. There are also censored versions featuring cut outs because a billboard company rejected the originals.
Greg Hodge, Beautiful People’s managing director, stated in a release that “This is a national campaign championing equal rights for the LGBT community and pledging support in a colorful way. Through a humorous campaign we wanted to showcase how many of our political heavyweights are living in the last century.” For every membership to the gay and lesbian sites, Beautiful People will donate 15% of the fee to a nonprofit championing marriage equality.
Beautiful People has come under fire for allowing members to vote on the attraciveness of potential members to the site. They had a large LGBT membership, but did not allow same-sex voting due to the possibility of people voting down rivals. The exclusive sites allow for same-sex voting.
The credits on the photos are:
Photographer: Megan Thompson
President Obama: Reginald Brown
Michelle Backman: Jane Noble
Sarah Palin: Donna Burris
Donald Trump:John Bi Domenico
Mitt Romney: Michael Cote