"Get ready to WERK it and tell Daddy Pence: Homo/transphobia is not tolerated in our country!"
Last month, several of the houses on Mike Pence's block started flying the rainbow flag to protest the incoming vice president's stance on gay civil rights and same-sex marriage. Now, an activist group called WERK for Peace has decided to give Pence a little unofficial send-off by throwing a queer dance party outside his Chevy Chase residence on Wednesday before his family moves to the Naval Observatory at the end of the week.
In an event posted on Facebook, activist group WERK for Peace invites those interested to meet at DC's Friendship Heights metro station on Wednesday at 6 PM, where they will carpool and dance to the (possibly unsuspecting) Pence homestead and show the family that gay folks can boogie with the best of them.
"We plan on leaving behind [biodegradable] glitter and rainbow paraphernalia that he can NEVER forget," the invite reads. "Get ready to WERK it and tell Daddy Pence [that] homo/transphobia is not tolerated in our country!"
During his time as governor of Indiana, Pence backed numerous anti-LGBTQ policies and once said that allowing same-sex marriage would lead to "societal collapse." Considering that Donald Trump was elected after same-sex marriage was legalized, he might actually be right, though correlation is not causation.
WERK for Peace was founded in the wake of the Pulse Nightclub shootings last year in Orlando and seeks to use dance as a means of promoting peace. For this effort, the group has teamed up with the #DisruptJ20, which is planning a number of creative actions to oppose the transition of power in DC on January 20.