Newt Gingrich All Smiles After Glitter Shower at Anti-Gay Event By Bill Sorem | May 17, 2011 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on LGBT Issues Subscribe to LGBT Issues Minneapolis, MN, May 17, 2011. New presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was in town to address The Minnesota Family Council, an anti-gay action group and for a book signing, His book signing was showered with glitter by Minnesota’s irrepressible street theater impresario, Nick Espinoza. Later, Newt was all smiles as supporters clamored for pictures with him. Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.