LGBT+ activists throw a queer dance party outside US Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s home

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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.

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.

“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.

Related: Where does incoming Vice President Mike Pence stand on LGBT issues?

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.

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.”

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.



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