NEW YORK CITY: Gay “Mike Hot-Pence” Lookalike Raises Money For Charities In Times Square [VIDEO]

People Magazine reports:

In a sobering post-election period, Glen Pannell has figured out a way to make us smile — one pants-less donation at a time. The graphic designer and actor bears more than a passing resemblance to Vice President-elect Mike Pence, and now he is using that genetic stroke of luck to help others as a part of a tongue-in-cheek impersonation that also raises money for causes close to his heart.

“I was really dejected after the election and spent a month as a prisoner of my Facebook feed,” he tells PEOPLE. “But then I decided to do something to make a difference and put my likeness to Pence to good use.”

Anchoring himself in the tourist mecca known as Times Square last Saturday, the 51-year-old New Yorker transformed into Mike Hot-Pence as he donned a conservative-looking suit jacket and tie from the waist up, and just a vintage pair of short-shorts down below as he held a jar seeking donations for Planned Parenthood.

Pannell admits that despite his humorous depiction of Pence, the Indiana governor’s policies make him “very afraid.” “He was on my radar before the election not because he looked like me but because of his record,” he says. “I have family in Indiana and knew about the ‘religious freedom’ bill. As a gay man I stood up and took notice.”

  • Much better looking than the real thing.

    • David Milley

      Doesn’t suffer with Pence’s pinched look around the eyes.

      • Bad Tom

        Nor Pence’s heart of darkness.

        • TominDC

          Pence has a heart?

      • Supercubby

        That’s from wincing away the gay feelings.

  • Oikos
  • JoeMyGod

    According to People, this weekend he’ll be raising money for the Trevor Project.

    • David Milley

      Glen is making some mighty tasty lemonade out of the sour mess life’s handed us this year. Good guy.

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  • Natty Enquirer

    Oh boy, this guy is gonna make some $$ for himself over the next four years.

    • Jerry

      I see a porn parody in his future.

  • bkmn

    Nice to have good news for a short while.

  • Michael R

    Pence looks more like Dick Tracy villain Little Face

  • pj

    good for him. i would have grown a beard.

    • james1200

      This isn’t about your daddy-bear fantasies, ok?

      • pj

        no it would be about being able to walk down the street without people spitting at me.

      • stanhope


      • Lumpy Gaga

        Combining Cross-gen with suits, shorts, and nutty Dominionist is getting really REALLY specific in one’s fetishes…

    • Skokieguy [Larry]

      Like marrying Michelle Bachman?

  • james1200
  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    Okay, but is his remarkable resemblance a boner-killer? For me it is, there’s just no way, even though if Pence didn’t exist, I’d find this guy way hot.

    • Oikos

      Agree. Totally not my type, plus lack of facial hair is a minus in my book.

    • fastlanestranger

      There’s got to be a way to tap into some kind of grudge-f**k fantasy to make it work.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    A Times Square “Designated Activity Zone” is now a thing??

    • Skokieguy [Larry]

      My bedroom used to be. I used to have this on my nightstand. Seriously. Meant to be humorous, but I really owned it.

      • johncAtl

        I’ll wait till 69 comes around again.

        • TuuxKabin

          I’ll settle for 77, eight too much.

      • Treant

        Did you keep the number accurate to the…events in progress?

        • Skokieguy [Larry]

          Nope, I of course kept the number being served as always on ’69’ for maximum camp factor.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Did you also have a “__ work days without a safety incident” sign?

        • Skokieguy [Larry]

          LOL, no, but now I wish I did.

      • greenmanTN

        Not this exact one, but I had one of these, which I got as a Christmas gift.

        • Skokieguy [Larry]

          I can only assume you did not / do not get many complaints?

          • greenmanTN

            Oh, I did, but my aunt just “got” me. 😉

    • JoeMyGod

      They had to create that due to the incredibly annoying mob of cartoon characters that hassle tourists for tips.

    • johncAtl

      Topless women and people dressed as superheroes posing for photos, so yeah.

  • Blake J Butler

    More attractive and a better person than pussygrab’s bitch, although dopplegangers of people i hate tend to creep me out.

    An exception is my university advisor who is great and attractive for a straight guy, except he still creeps me out from time to time because he bares a strong physical resemblance to Tom Cotton, except good in the face, not a butterface like Cotton.

  • Treant

    Good for him!

    Although I’d be real clear that “I am NOT Mike PENCE!” Otherwise I might accidentally step on his toes.

  • GayOldLady

    Mike Pence may resemble Mr. Pannell, but that’s it. Mr. Pannell is a MUCH BETTER LOOKING man, MUCH!!!! And no doubt he’s exponentially superior to pence.

    • Supercubby

      Not at bottoming!

      • GayOldLady

        Well that’s out of my field of expertise. 🙂

    • Bluto

      Funny how either internal beauty or ugliness equally seep though to skin level, huh.

  • stuckinthewoods

    Many might not remember the “hot pants” fashion of the 70s that his shorts refer to. The mens’ brand I remember was OP or Ocean Pacific.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    “Genetic stroke of luck”. I don’t think so.

    • Mike Pence is the good-looking, shiny, tempting apple that you bite into only to discover the interior is completely rotten and full of worms.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Any action that pushes back against the fascists is a good thing. Well done.

  • BlindBill

    sock garters would improve the impersonation – this guy is probably collecting more to real charities than tRump and pence combined have ever donated.

  • TuuxKabin

    May be worth a trip downtown with a lot of loose change. Another example of ‘concentrate on doing good.’ Good idea!

    • PickyPecker

      Take pics if you go, Tuux. We need a full report.

      • TuuxKabin

        Oh now I’ve done it. It’s so cold and windy today. That and being cameraless, my cell phone camera is useless. But, visitors tomorrow may want to search him out. I’ll look to see if I can find his ‘schedule’. It’ll be a mission for PickyPecker if I/we go.

        • PickyPecker

          YAY. I’d imagine given weather conditions, the guy wouldn’t really be out there pantsless. Or would he? lol

          • TuuxKabin

            It wasn’t as cold yesterday. One never knows what dedication to a cause will enable one to do. If we get down there I’ll ask him if he’d like something hot to drink.

          • ColdCountry

            In public?

          • Treant

            It’s about 38° out there at the moment and kind of blustery. I was out without a coat on, but pants were a must.

          • TuuxKabin

            Never leave home without them.

          • Treant


            Well, there was this one time, but…

          • David Milley

            Or someone to rub his legs to warm him up.

          • TuuxKabin

            There’s that, too. Yes. Or bring him home to a warm mouth, I mean apartment.

          • vstill


            Agreed. I think he looks great! Hope he makes lots-o-cash for his causes. Colbert could have a lot of fun with him if he has stage presence, which he appears to have.

            Somewhere else someone posted that his lack of facial hair is a turn off. Maybe, but once you see those furry legs, you just know he could grow a handsome beard/stache and fantasize about the furry nooks and crannies in between. Delicious.

          • David Milley

            Whoa! Nice legs!

    • PhilBob13

      He looks good. I could easily do that kind of good!

      • TuuxKabin

        Yeah, he does, doesn’t he. Appears good natured, and must be, doing something like that. Wish I could be sure of locating him, to travel into that part of town is a daunting expedition. Maybe an on line search.

  • Maggie 4NoH8

    What a bummer – a gay man is Pence’s doppelganger… The Big Gay Agenda is way off the charts now!

  • This guy looks like Mike Pence like Matt Damon looks like me. Definitely an upgrade.

  • JCF

    Thank you and good luck, Glen.

    [Though I don’t really see the resemblance. Glen is WAY more handsome!]