KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV)
It is always a big deal when the President of the United States or the Vice President of the United States visit the Kansas City area.
Roads are blocked off and large amounts of security following their every step. However, Wednesday will be a little different.
The LGBTQ community in Kansas City and radio station 96.5 The Buzz are throwing a picnic of sorts for Vice President Mike Pence when he visits Kansas City to fundraise for Kansas Republican Congressman Kevin Yoder.
The station is calling it a “Mike Pence Sausage Fest.”
Announced on Twitter, the station’s invitation to the event included a picture of Pence, with a sausage on a fork and a multi-colored flag behind him, representing the gay community.
The station tweeted, “Pence is not fan of the LGBTQ community and we’re no fan of his.”
The group argues the vice president encourages discrimination against their community and issues like spending government money on programs for conversion therapy, something Pence has denied, calling it “Fake News.”
“You know, my mom fought for my freedom as a woman in the 60s and she’s appalled that she’s having to do it again,” protestor Morgan Miller said. “So, I’m kind of here for her today, more than anything.”
“I think it’s tremendous really, especially these kids…it’s great to see them getting involved. They are going to make a big change in this country real soon,” protestor Dick Kendrick said.
The event is scheduled to begin at about 11 a.m. and is being held at Barney Allis Plaza, with the promise of free hot dogs, while supplies last.
It is important to note, Pence is not in Kansas City to condemn the gay community but is centered around promoting President Donald Trump’s tax plan and helping Yoder fundraise for the upcoming midterm election.
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