Anna Giaritelli reports for Washington Examiner that last night (Jan. 18), several hundreds of LGBTs gathered outside Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s temporary house in Chevy Chase, Md., for what they call a “Queer Dance Party”.
The Secret Service did manage to keep the hundreds of people at a distance from Pence’s house.
The party’s organizers are Groups WERK for Peace and DisruptJ20.
Firas Nasr, founder of Groups WERK for Peace, said the dance party’s purpose was to say “homophobia and transphobia is wrong and should be resisted” — referring to Pence having said his Christian beliefs mandate his nonsupport for LGBT issues.
Pence and his family will be moved into the Vice President’s residence later this week.
Here are some screenshots I took from Twitter videos of the queer dance party:
This kind of mob event in a public place requires a city permit.
Did the party organizers obtain a permit from the city of Chevy Chase? If a permit was granted, what is the rationale? And if the dance party did not have a permit, why didn’t the police disperse the crowd but, instead, allowed the hundreds of freaks to harass Pence and his family?