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LGBTQ Activists Are Staging a Dance Party at Mike Pence’s New House

Culture

LGBTQ Activists Are Staging a Dance Party at Mike Pence’s New House

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As Judgement Day looms before us, Americans are preparing for the reality of a Trump administration. For the LGBTQ community, that reality feels more like a horror movie. But instead of catering to Trump and his Vice President’s homophobic rhetoric, queer activist network, WERK for Peace, is fighting back—with “glitter and rainbow paraphernalia.” Tomorrow at 6pm, the group is teaming up with DisruptJ20 to stage an impromptu rager in front of Pence’s new Maryland home.

The homo/transphobic Mike Pence has graciously invited us to shake our booties and bodies in front of/around his house in Chevy Chase,” they said, on the event invitation. “We plan on leaving behind [biodegradable] glitter and rainbow paraphinalia that he can NEVER forget. […] Get ready to WERK it and tell Daddy Pence: homo/transphobia is not tolerated in our country!”

Founded after the PULSE Nightclub Shooting, WERK for Peace promotes solidarity and fights to keep nightclubs and dancefloors safe for the queer community, using dance as a catalyst for change.

“Our bodies,” they write, “our beautiful, magnificent, glamorous, loving, hip-shaking, head-thumping, fist-pumping, ass-twerking, LGBTQAI+ bodies matter. Period.”