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

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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