On Friday, Vice President Mike Pence was met with yet another LGBT "dance party" protest.
While Pence spoke in Columbus, Ohio, about tax reform and jobs, several gathered inside and outside of the America First Policies' speaking event to protest the Vice President's stance on same-sex marriage and LGBT issues.
Several hecklers attended Pence’s speech, holding signs that read, “Love is Love,” and, “We’re here, we’re queer, get used to it,” accompanied by chants.
Attendees of the event responded by chanting, “USA, USA,” repeatedly. Eventually, the protestors were escorted out by security. Pence responded to the heckling by joking, “You gotta love Ohio.”
But the protesting didn't stop there. Outside the Renaissance Hotel where Pence spoke, what seems like hundreds of people gathered in a “dance party” protest. Streets were filled with rainbow flags and performances by drag queens to kick off the city’s pride weekend.
John Reddish, an attendee of the protest said, "We're also protesting a little bit, saying, 'Hey, remember us, we're people here too in this great United States who need to be heard, not squashed.'"
Because, you know, LGBT people don’t have a voice in the U.S. at all. No parades every year in every major city all across the country. Not even an entire month dedicated to the community at large. How deplorable!
There have been other similar demonstrations in opposition to the VP because of his “history” of supporting electrotherapy to convert LGBT people, though there is no actual proof substantiating that claim. It would probably do these protestors a great self-service to look into these false allegations and have a dance party elsewhere.