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Queer activist organization WERK for Peace will host a protest dance party tonight in front of Vice President-elect Mike Pence's house in Washington, D.C. In advance of Pence and Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday, the grassroots group is rallying people to "WERK it and tell Daddy Pence: homo/transphobia is not tolerated in our country!," according to the Facebook event.
Pence has a long record of active opposition to LGBT rights, including opposition to Obama's May 2016 directive on transgender bathrooms and support for public funding of conversion therapy. At tonight's dance party, WERK for Peace and co-organizers DisruptJ20 say they plan to leave behind "[biodegradable] glitter and rainbow paraphinalia that he can NEVER forget." There will be an afterparty fundraiser, but its location is still TBD.
In recent months WERK for peace has co-organized an intersectional summit on gun violence prevention, participated in a flash mob against Trumpism, rascism, and fascism, and a die-in on the steps of the White House protesting police and community violence.
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