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This Is Why A Queer Dance Party Happened In Front Of Jared And Ivanka’s House

Hundreds gathered in front of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner’s D.C. home on April 1st, in the name of climate change, LGBTQ issues and dance. Yup, dance.

In what was perhaps the first ever ‘Queer Dance Party’ to hit the streets of Kalorama, the ritzy neighborhood where Trump and Kushner live, protestors boogied down while taking a stand against President Trump’s executive order to roll back climate protections. Signs that read “C’mon Ivanka let’s get natural” were held in the air, while rainbow flags were flown.

“We can’t let Ivanka trick our communities into supporting and legitimizing her,” Carla Aronsohn, the event’s co-organizer, told The Huffington Post. “We will show up to her home because the bad decisions of the Trump administration hit us in our daily lives, in our homes, and the nature we surround ourselves with.”

Aronsohn also accused the president’s daughter of “green and pink washing our climate and queer family.”

The event was organized by WERK for Peace, a queer grassroots movement, along with Queer Resistance, the Trans Women of Color Collective and 350 DC.

Even though the protest was directly against Trump, that didn’t mean the president’s daughter wasn’t allowed to come out and get her groove on.

“If Ivanka Trump isn’t gaslighting us, then she should come into the streets and werk it!” Aronsohn said.

Thea Glassman is an Associate Editor at the Forward. Reach her at or on Twitter at @theakglassman.

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This Is Why A Queer Dance Party Happened In Front Of Jared And Ivanka’s House

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