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USA: Werk it! LGBTQ+ activists want to dance the Trump administration away03:26

USA: Werk it! LGBTQ+ activists want to dance the Trump administration away

United States, Washington DC
January 28, 2018 at 11:34 GMT -00:00 · Published

Gay-rights campaign group 'Werk for Peace' had an all-singing, all-dancing, protest outside the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C. on Saturday.

Activists wanted to draw attention to issues of sexual violence, bodily autonomy and consent affecting the LGBTQ+ community by holding a queer dance party on the streets of the nation's capital.

One of the founders of 'Werk for Peace', Firas Nasr, accused US President Donald Trump's administration of targeting sexual minorities.

"As sexual violence is becoming a norm in the administration and is also being exposed around the country, we're here to 'werk', use our bodies, to dance and heal", said Nasr.

'Werk for Peace' was founded after the Orlando gay nightclub shooting in 2016, which left 49 people dead. The queer-based grassroots organisation takes its name from popular culture.

USA: Werk it! LGBTQ+ activists want to dance the Trump administration away03:26
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Gay-rights campaign group 'Werk for Peace' had an all-singing, all-dancing, protest outside the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C. on Saturday.

Activists wanted to draw attention to issues of sexual violence, bodily autonomy and consent affecting the LGBTQ+ community by holding a queer dance party on the streets of the nation's capital.

One of the founders of 'Werk for Peace', Firas Nasr, accused US President Donald Trump's administration of targeting sexual minorities.

"As sexual violence is becoming a norm in the administration and is also being exposed around the country, we're here to 'werk', use our bodies, to dance and heal", said Nasr.

'Werk for Peace' was founded after the Orlando gay nightclub shooting in 2016, which left 49 people dead. The queer-based grassroots organisation takes its name from popular culture.

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