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LGBTQ Dance Protests Outside Mike Pence's House

LGBTQ Activists Had a Dance Party in Front of Mike Pence's Home and It Was Glorious

On Wednesday, two days before the presidential inauguration, 200 LGBTQ rights protesters marched to Vice President-elect Mike Pence's home in Chevy Chase, MD. The protest included a loud dance party to protest Pence's history of supporting conversion therapy, same-sex marriage bans, and other anti-LGBTQ policies.

Organizer Firas Nasr rallied a crowd of people from all genders, sexual identities, orientations, ages, and backgrounds, announcing, "We are here tonight to send a clear message to Daddy Pence. We will not tolerate bigotry and hate in our country." According to CNN, Nasr founded the organization Werk for Peace and planned the event along with the group DisruptJ20. Protesters dressed in Pride parade attire and handed out rainbow flags, glow sticks, and hula hoops.

The protesters marched for a little over a mile, from Friendship Heights metro station to Chevy Chase Circle, near the Pence temporary family home. The crowd paused frequently to dance to songs by Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Whitney Houston, and Beyoncé.

Pence was not at his home at the time but hosting the vice president-elect's inaugural dinner. Still, there's little doubt he heard about the lively event.

This is one of the first of a series of protests expected to happen surrounding the inauguration of Donald Trump and Pence. On Jan. 21, women in major cities around the country will participate in various women's marches.

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