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There's Going To Be A Huge Queer Dance Protest Outside Of Ivanka Trump's House

"If Ivanka Trump isn't gaslighting us, then she should come into the streets and werk it!"
A dancer at a previous WERK for Peace event.
A dancer at a previous WERK for Peace event.

LGBTQ activists will come together this weekend to send a message to the Trump administration with one of the most classically queer forms of resistance: dancing.

Organized by queer activist collective WERK for Peace in Washington, D.C., along with 350 DC, Queer Resistance, and the Trans Women of Color Collective, the dance protest is a response to President Donald Trump’s recent executive order rolling back Obama-era climate policies and protections.

The dance protest will begin in Dupont Circle and continue to Ivanka Trump’s residence.

A protestor holds a sign at the last dance protest.
A protestor holds a sign at the last dance protest.

According to organizers of the event, Ivanka Trump ― who recently took an official job at the White House ― claims to be an ally to the LGBTQ community while working against the interests of queer people.

“We can’t let Ivanka trick our communities into supporting and legitimizing her. We will show up to her home because the bad decisions of the Trump administration hit us in our daily lives, in our homes, and the nature we surround ourselves with,” co-organizer Carla Aronsohn told The Huffington Post.

Aronsohn also called her out for “green and pink washing our climate and queer family” and asserted, “If Ivanka Trump isn’t gaslighting us, then she should come into the streets and werk it!”

Protesters dancing outside of Trump Hotel.
Protesters dancing outside of Trump Hotel.

WERK for Peace and a number of these other organizations have taken part in similar forms of dance protest in the past several months since the election of Donald Trump.

The first act of resistance took place outside of Vice President Mike Pence’s home, followed by another a few weeks later outside of Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Keep on werkin, y’all. 

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