LGBTQ Dance Protest Happening Outside Ivanka Trump's House

Ted Eytan
A protestor holds a sign at the last dance protest

Firas Nassr, one of the organizers for Saturday's dance protest, said that Ivanka Trump, has shown support in the past for the LGBTQ community and had something to say to her.

Protestors rally during the Queer Dance Party for Climate Change outside the home of Assistant to the President Ivanka Trump in Washington, D.C., U.S., April 1, 2017.

"Thankfully, Ivanka Trump, "BFF of the gays", supposed climate czar, and brand new employee of the Trump Administration has invited us to come and party in her neighborhood leaving behind biodegradable glitter that will sparkle in the moonlight".

"The entire Trump administration has shown a blatant disregard for our planet and its inhabitants, like paving the way for the Dakota Access Pipeline displacing the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe". With her newly expanded role in the White House, Trump is even more susceptible to these protests, because her response to them could definitively make or break her reputation as a feminist.

But for co-organizer Carla Aronsohn, paying lip service is simply not good enough.

The boisterous dance-party protest attracted a large crowd Saturday night - although the woman of honor may not have been in attendance.

Ms Trump, the president's third child who is said to be his "favourite", did not appear to be home but metal barricades, police tape and armed agents were still put in place to block off the sidewalk.

Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, reportedly worked to keep LGBTQ protections passed by the Obama administration.

Police officers told WUSA 9 that the protest had ended peacefully, however, and the group later marched back to the event's starting point at Dupont Circle. Dianne Bruce, who lives across the street from Ivanka smiled as she watched the activity unfold from her front steps with a glass of wine in hand.



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