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LGBT activists hold dance party near Pence home

6 years 8 months 6 days ago Thursday, January 19 2017 Jan 19, 2017 January 19, 2017 11:23 AM January 19, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST):

7:30 a.m.

With glow sticks, hula hoops and rainbow flags, protesters took a dance party to the streets near the vice president-elect's temporary home to oppose his positions on LGBT issues.

News outlets report that more than 100 people accompanied by a truck blasting music danced Wednesday night through the usually quiet Chevy Chase area of northwest Washington, where Mike Pence has been renting a home.

Disrupt J20, a collection of activist groups, and WERK For Peace, which formed after the Orlando nightclub shooting, organized what they called a "Queer Dance Party." Activists have criticized Pence for signing a law as Indiana governor that they say could sanction discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender customers. The legislature later reversed course.

The group found Pence's street blocked. It wasn't clear if he was home.

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