Queer Dance Party & March

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Queer Dance Party & March says
So we’re changing gears.
A new location, a new theme - a new everything!

The intention is to get together every month on the third Sunday at 3 pm at rotating locations around the city.

🎉 In the spirit of the #QueerDanceParty at Daddy Pence’s house, we’re adopting new methods of expression, demonstration, and resistance. After all – we’re here, we’re queer, we’re fabulous. Don’t fuck with us.✨

Reference: https://www.buzzfeed.com/jimdalrympleii/a-queer-dance-party-erupted-outside-mike-pences-dc-home

The rally will be filled to the brim with excellent, queer speakers and the location has been moved to NE PDX at Peninsula Park, 3pm. 🌲 Being in a park, we have circumvented the need for a permit. Bring your rainbow paraphernalia, your own glitter, and your best dance moves.

This #QueerDanceParty has
🌸 Wheelchair accessibility + altered-abilities friendly – please bring mobility devices and personal seating
🌸 (waiting for confirmation) ASL interpreters
🌸 Grassroots-organized security
🌸 March facilitators to help us stay together + stay tight
🌸 Community announcement opportunities!
🌸 Music, DJs, a marching band and good vibes

HEY ALLIES! We love you. Please come!
But also, please educate yourself on the legacy of queer, trans and intersex activism. If you attend this event as an ally in solidarity, please remember to listen more than you speak and to respect us even if you don't get us. (I mean, if you can’t do that, are you even an ally❔🤔)

In the interest of collective safety and to avoid police intervention or escalation, we are kindly asking everyone to ✋please refrain from property damage✋. We respect a diversity of tactics but this event is a peaceful dance party and this is a method of self-defense.

🔒 We also strongly encourage a cautious and thoughtful security culture. We recommend using a buddy system to & from the event, downloading Signal for texting, and writing down the NLG’s number on your arm when going to any type of demonstration (503 902 5340). For other protest tips, consider reading this: https://medium.com/@olivialouise/protest-action-agreement-for-j20-bc69e7e96864#.45kwdewwf

We understand that protesting is a privilege. We also understand that celebrating in the face of trauma, state-violence and deportations is another kind of privilege. However, we believe that our communities needs to foster stronger connections and deeper solidarity in the face of Trump – we see this #QueerDanceParty & March as an ice breaker for those gathering the courage to get out into the streets again or for the first time ever.

We encourage feedback on the changes and we look forward to meeting and dancing alongside you. If you're interested in organizing for next months gathering (third Sunday at 3) please send a message to the organizers of this page.

"Not gay as in happy, but queer as in FUCK MIKE PENCE"
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