On Wednesday night, LGBT activists joined together in a massive dance party held outside of the Washington, D.C., home of incoming Vice President Mike Pence.
The dancing occurred during a march through D.C. that ended up outside the temporary D.C. home of Pence. Throughout the week, demonstrators have been gathering in the capital this week to protest Donald Trump, his administration and many of his policy choices.
Mike Pence has a record of opposing LGBT rights in his home state of Indiana.
Werk for Peace describes itself as a “grassroots movement using dance to promote peace.”
Throughout the evening, the nearly 200 attendees of the party danced to hits from Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and Beyoncé.
In 2015, Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which many believed would condone discrimination against LGBT people. Additionally, Pence has spoken out in favor of legislation meant to ban same-sex marriage. He has shown support for “conversion therapy,” which is a practice meant to change people’s sexual orientation.
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