The resistance begins a new chapter with Trump’s inauguration this week, and early reports suggest it will be fabulous. “We are taking our dance floor to the streets to say, ‘We are here, we are queer and we will dance,’” Firas Nasr, an organizer with the Washington, D.C.-based Werk for Peace, told AlterNet over the phone. “It’s about using movement as a form of resistance and protest.”
Nasr is one of scores of Washington, D.C. residents planning to stage a pre-inauguration queer dance party outside the home of Vice President-Elect Mike Pence. Equipped with biodegradable glitter, glow sticks, rainbow suspenders and “bomb music,” Nasr says the dance party will send a message to one of the country’s most notorious homophobic and transphobic public officials that the LGBTQ community is not backing down.
“We will happily protest bigotry through love, connection and dance,” Nasr says of the event, which was organized by Werk for Peace and the Disrupt J20 Collective, both Washington, D.C.-based formations. “We are coming out in all our glamor and all our fabulousness, and we are ready to werk.”
There’s more about the party at the link and at the group’s Facebook page, where right wingers are dropping by to scream abuse.