LGBT activists decided it was a good idea to convene in mass at Vice President-Elect Mike Pence’s house
This is America. People have the right to assemble in public places and protest peacefully. They also have the right to be lewd, gross, or disturbing. For those of us who are part of the live-and-let-live crowd, we prefer peace and quiet and would ask that people just keep to themselves.
Think about it: Have you ever seen straight people gather outside of a politicians home to promote their sexuality? Keep it inside! Why does sexuality have to be in-your-face in public?
This recent gathering at the DC home of Mike Pence was organized by a group called Werk for Peace. The group describes itself as a “grassroots movement using dance to promote peace.” Participants chanted outside of Pence’s home: “Daddy Pence, come dance.”
Consider these pictures and videos, below:
Queer dance party outside Mike Pence’s house pic.twitter.com/sQvlha4uGW
— Infantry Snowflake (@CrappyMovies) January 19, 2017
— Victoria St. Martin (@VStMartin) January 19, 2017
Dance protest has arrived – now dancing a half a block from Mike Pence’s rental house. Were chanting “Daddy Pence, come dance” pic.twitter.com/kaUEbUXxAC
— Betsy Klein (@betsy_klein) January 19, 2017
People were going bonkers, some even dancing on cars.
The queer dance party at Mike Pence’s house is fucking lit pic.twitter.com/RfCJhWb3MZ
— joanna (@_joannaw) January 19, 2017
— remmagolds (@rg0lds) January 19, 2017
— remmagolds (@rg0lds) January 18, 2017
You may be wondering: Why are these people targeting Pence?
In 2015, Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which critics said would allow discrimination against LGBT people. He has also repeatedly backed legislation meant to ban same-sex marriage, and in 2000 expressed support for so-called “conversion therapy” meant to change people’s sexual orientation.
The protesters believe that Pence is homophobic and transphobic and they are “bringing the fight” to him.
Watch the entire protest, below: