It was a party in the USA last night after hundreds of pro-LGBT+ campaigners got their groove on in Maryland.
But this was no ordinary street party.
Crowds of people wiggled to songs by Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Rihanna and Whitney Houston for a Queer Dance Party outside US Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s home in Chevy Chase.
— Betsy Klein (@betsy_klein) January 19, 2017
The Republican politician has a terrible track record when it comes to his views on LGBT+ rights.
The dance event was organised by WERK for Peace and Disrupt J20 and took place on 18 January – two days before President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.
— Ellison Barber (@ellisonbarber) January 19, 2017
“The homo/transphobic Mike Pence has graciously invited us to shake our booties and bodies in front of/around his house in Chevy Chase,” a Facebook page for the event read.
“We plan on leaving behind [biodegradable] glitter and rainbow paraphinalia that he can NEVER forget.”
And that they did.
— GayDaysLA ????️???????????? (@gaydaysLA) January 19, 2017
There were rainbow flags waving on the streets, and glitter on a hundred faces for the march.
“Daddy Pence, come dance!” Firas Nasr, the founder of Werk for Peace shouted.
The crowd responded with: “We are queer, we are here, we will dance!”
However, the Vice President-elect didn’t come out to dance with them.
— Victoria St. Martin (@VStMartin) January 19, 2017
But the Queer Dance Party outside Mike Pence’s house isn’t the only event the group have planned for this week.
They will also host a “qockblockade brigade” this weekend, which they describe as “a queer anti-Inauguration party.”
Queer dance party outside Mike Pence's house pic.twitter.com/sQvlha4uGW
— Infantry Snowflake (@CrappyMovies) January 19, 2017
Back in December, Mike Pence’s neighbourhood put rainbow flags up outside their homes, in protest of his anti-LGBT+ views.
A few weeks later, he was named ‘homophobe of the year’ in poll by All Out, in which 30,000 people voted.