LGBT activists had a fabulous dance party at Mike Pence’s house

John Russell

Last night, the hottest gay dance party wasn’t in New York or L.A. It wasn’t in a WeHo hotspot, a Hells Kitchen mega club, or even a Bushwick warehouse. It was in Washington, D.C., and it was at Mike Pence’s house.

Around 6pm, approximately 400 LGBT activists gathered outside the Vice President-elect’s temporary home in D.C.’s Chevy Chase neighborhood to bump and grind until 8:30pm. The peaceful protest was organized by grassroots groups WERK for Peace and DisruptJ20 to voice their opposition to Pence’s well documented anti-gay and anti-trans record.

According to a local Fox News affiliate, the VP-elect wasn’t home to join in the festivities—he was helping Donald Trump raise funds for the inauguration at the National Portrait Gallery—but protesters planned to leave behind biodegradable glitter and rainbow paraphernalia as a reminder of the queer resistance to the incoming administration’s agenda.

“We had hundreds of people come out to assert our bodies and space and state that we are here, we are queer and we will dance,” WERK for Peace founding organizer Firas Nasr told Fox 5 DC.

Meanwhile, videos from the protest will give you so much life:

Also, the future vice president of the United States currently lives in a neighborhood called Chevy Chase. Because…that’s the America we live in now and of course he does.

Correction: An earlier version of this post mistakenly suggested that the D.C. neighborhood where the protest took place was named after the actor Chevy Chase in a throw-away joke at the very end. We regret the error—but come on, it was an easy mistake to make and like, that’s what you took away from this?

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