LGBTQ advocates to protest Pence visit to Kansas City
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LGBTQ advocates in Kansas City, Mo., are planning protest Vice President Pence's visit to the city this week.

The alternative rock station KRBZ tweeted Monday that it would throw “The Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceTrump headlines religious freedom event at UN Trump makes quick stop at UN climate event Tlaib says she's 'in such disbelief' Pence brought eight cars to Michigan island where they are banned MORE Sausage Fest” across the street from where the vice president is expected to deliver remarks on Wednesday.

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“Mike Pence is coming to Kansas City this Wednesday,” the station tweeted.

“Pence is no fan of the LGBTQ+ community, and we’re no fan of his. So we’re throwing The Mike Pence Sausage Fest across the street at Barney Allis Plaza starting at 11a. Stop by and get a free hot dog while we have them!” the tweet continued.

Pence, who has long faced pushback from the LGBTQ community for policies and legislation he has backed, is scheduled to give remarks promoting President TrumpDonald John TrumpNYT publisher: US didn't step in to protect reporter from arrest in Egypt so paper turned to Ireland Trump instructed administration to withhold military aid for Ukraine days before call with president: report More Democrats threaten impeachment over Trump's dealings with Ukraine MORE’s tax-cuts bill and raise money for Rep. Kevin YoderKevin Wayne YoderK Street giants scoop up coveted ex-lawmakers Kansas Senate race splits wide open without Pompeo Mike Pompeo to speak at Missouri-Kansas Forum amid Senate bid speculation MORE (R-Kan.), according to The Kansas City Star

Pence is scheduled to give his remarks at the Wheeler Downtown Airport.

In June, LGBTQ activists took to the streets with a similar event outside Pence’s hotel in Columbus, Ohio, to protest the vice president's visit to that city with a "Big Gay Dance Party.” 

Hundreds of protesters and LGBTQ activists also gathered outside Pence’s Washington, D.C., home in January 2017 to protest the then-vice president-elect with a dance party. 

As governor of Indiana, Pence signed the 2015 Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which drew sharp criticism from members of the LGBT community and activists who said the law could encourage discrimination against the group.