By The Daily Caller. A student planning an LGBT march recently called Vice President Mike Pence “openly anti-gay” — but Pence’s response was pure class . . .
Pence’s spokeswoman Alyssa Farah said in a statement, “Vice President Pence commends Erin Bailey for her activism and engagement in the civic process.”
“As a proud Hoosier and Columbus native, he’s heartened to see young people from his hometown getting involved in the political process.” (Read more from “Student Calls Mike Pence ‘Anti-Gay’ — His Response Is Pure Class” HERE)
High School Student Organizes First Pride Celebration in Mike Pence’s Hometown
By Huffington Post. A high school senior is organizing the first LGBTQ Pride festival in downtown Columbus, Indiana, the hometown of Vice President Mike Pence.
“I am organizing Columbus Pride Festival because I feel it is important for members of the LGBTQ community to know that Columbus is a welcoming and diverse community,” Erin Bailey, a senior at Columbus Signature Academy-New Tech, told HuffPost. “Even though Mike Pence is openly anti-gay, that doesn’t mean that all of us in his hometown are.”
The 18-year-old is planning the April 14 event as a part of a school project she began last year.
Samantha Aulick, a Columbus resident who is also helping Bailey organize the event, said her wife has lived in Columbus for more than 40 years and has never participated in a Pride event there. “We live in a conservative community that may actually be the most liberal in Indiana,” said Aulick, who operates the only LGBT Business Enterprise in their community, Artisan Foodworks. “But it is still Indiana and what created Mike Pence.” (Read more from “High School Student Organizes First Pride Celebration in Mike Pence’s Hometown” HERE)