Vice Pres. Mike Pence will travel to Columbus this Friday to speak at the Renaissance Hotel Downtown and Progress Ohio has the perfect welcome in mind.
Since Pence will be visiting on the first day of Pride, the organization has organized a “Big LGBTQ Dance Party” outside of the hotel during his event. The dance party will have DJ’s, Drag Queens, members of the LGBTQ community, and allies grooving to a beat of acceptance and love.
“I want this entire street over here filled with rainbow and dancing,” volunteer organizer Jay Smith told NBC4. “That is what I’m hoping to see.”
Confirmed DJs and Drag Queens at the party include:
Kiley Dash West
Selena T West
Although the dance party will be fun and upbeat, the reason behind it isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. Pence has a record of fighting against LGBTQ causes, including his anti same-sex marriage views, views on conversion therapy, and so much more.
Organizers of the event are asking attendees to remember a few basic rules while participating in the dance party.
Stay off the streets and on the sidewalk
Obey the law
Be nice and don’t engage counter protesters
Keep our city clean
Show your Pride!
The dance party will go from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. outside of The Renaissance Downtown Hotel, located at 50 N 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215. For more info about the event, please click here.