A few hundred LGBT supporters have gathered outside Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s temporary house in Chevy Chase, Md., on Wednesday evening for a “Queer Dance Party.”
Firas Nasr, founder of ‘WERK for Peace’ says his group and ‘DisruptJ20’ created the event to say “homophobia and transphobia is wrong and should be resisted.”
“We are here / we are queer / we will dance”, shouted the dancers and the LGBT supporters.
— Alexander Rubinstein (@AlexR_DC) January 19, 2017
The gathering started at the Friendship Heights Metro Station, which is located on the border of Washington, D.C., and Maryland. The group of a dozen demonstrators then marched down Western Avenue to Tennyson Street NW, toward Pence’s house.
While this will no longer be the home of the incoming vice president, as he will soon move into his United States Naval Observatory residence, LGBT supporters and protesters wanted to send Pence off and share their feelings, reports WND.
This was motivated by Pence’s early statement in which he said that his Christian beliefs mandate his nonsupport for LGBT issues.
— Paul Lombard (@paulv70) January 19, 2017
— Victoria St. Martin (@VStMartin) January 19, 2017
“Our use of dance is really about claiming space and asserting #WeAreHere and #WeWillDance,” Nasr said.
The dancers brought biodegradable glitter and rainbow paraphernalia, including glow sticks, suspenders and hats, to the scene of the party, but couldn’t approach Pence’s house as the Secret Service kept the hundreds of people at a distance.
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