Mike Pence's New DC Neighbors Raise LGBTQ Pride Flags in Protest

Gay-pride flags raised in Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s Washington, D.C., neighborhood

Vice President-elect Mike Pence's Washington, D.C., neighbors want him to realize they don't tolerate hate directed toward the LGBTQ community. And they've raised gay-pride flags all throughout the neighborhood to put him on notice.

Pence's anti-LGBTQ track record includes signing an Indiana law that would allow businesses to turn away gay and lesbian customers to protect the businesses' "religious freedom." He also promoted so-called conversion therapy and has a record of opposing gay rights.


One neighbor in Pence's neighborhood made it clear why the rainbow flags were being raised.

“A respectful message showing, in my case, my disagreement with some of his thinking,” Ilse Heintzen told WJLA.

But will the flags make a difference to Pence? Heintzen told the D.C. news station that she has no idea but hopes that he changes his mind.

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