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Mike Pence’s New Washington DC Neighbors Hang Rainbow PRIDE Flags In Show Of LGBT Support

Mike Pence's New DC Neighbors Hang Rainbow PRIDE Flags In Show Of LGBT Support


Washington DC’s ABC affiliate reports:

Christmas decorations are popping up left and right, but one street in NW Washington has a different kind of decoration this season—rainbow flags. “A respectful message showing, in my case, my disagreement with some of his thinking,” said Ilse Heintzen.

The ‘he’ Heintzen is referring to is Vice-President Elect Mike Pence. Pence moved into a house on Heintzen’s block where he will stay on-and-off until he moves into the Vice-President’s mansion on the grounds of the Naval Observatory next year.

Neighbors started hanging the pride flags after the VP-Elect moved in because the LGBTQ community has criticized Pence’s policies regarding LGBTQ rights. Heintzen has gay and lesbian friends, so when one neighbor suggested ordering a pride flag, she and others asked for their own.

“I have no idea what [the Vice-President Elect] will think about, but I hope he will change his mind.” There are roughly a half-dozen pride flags hanging on the block, and more are on the way. “This is one way that I can show my disagreement,” said Heintzen.


Will Kohler

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  1. Yet again, another overt act of aggression from the majority oligarchs. How dare people think differently & live so close to each other.. Don’t they know that this is America? Liberty & Freedom for all, all that self-identify as an anything for anything. Aggressively defining “anything” to be all inclusive regardless of; how many, 2,3 or 7, all age ranges, 8yr & 48yr, 12yr & 29yr, all is acceptable. Gone are the barbaric & archaic belief in individual species, there’s no such thing!! Likewise we have dispelled the notion of “human”, just because some old white dude said so… If your an individually defined object or even a previously unknown hieroglyph, be Proud of what you are, you’ve always been what you are today.
    The fascists dictators keep trying to stop us, they that our growing American Socialist movement can’t be stoped, well there wrong. Just like the Nazies before us, the Socialists-Democrat party will take over. We will show you how what a fascist led society really looks like. Because only a socialist can be a fascist so if your a capitalist your days are numbered, there’s only 1 point of view now!!

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