Vice President-elect Mike Pence is
being welcomed to his new D.C. neighborhood of Chevy Chase with
Pence is renting a home in the D.C.
suburb until he and his wife Karen move into the Naval Observatory
mansion in January.
Joanna Pratt, who lives across the
street from Pence, had the idea of hanging a rainbow flag from her
“It's a peaceful protest,” Pratt
“We've probably passed out about 10
or 11 flags. I'm not sure if they're all flying yet, but we hope in
the next couple of days people will have a chance to put theirs up.”
“We wanted to make a statement in a
peaceful kind of protest way to Mike Pence to let him know what we
think about the political situation,” she added.
Pence is opposed to LGBT rights and in
2000 proposed gutting funds from a program to help people living with
HIV to fund organizations “which provide assistance to those
seeking to change their sexual behavior,” according to BuzzFeed