Photoessay: ResisDANCE

On Friday, we took to the streets of Washington D.C. with a huge queer dance party. From the people who did the queer dance party at Ivanka Trump’s house and the Daddy Pence Protest, it was a collaboration with Collective Action for Safe Spaces, Trans Women of Color Collective, Many Languages One Voice, Queer Resistance, CODEPINK, 350 DC, Queer Bloc (People’s Climate March), Empower DC, DC Jobs with Justice, and Taking Actions.

To kickoff the weekend of revolution from the People’s Climate March to the May Day actions, we took a dance tour of D.C. by some of the institutions that continue to oppress us.

We kicked it off at the White House where we learned the dance to do at every stop:

Then we hit the streets.

Next stop was the Wilson Building, or Washington D.C.’s city hall where speakers talked about the importance of building a sanctuary city and also about the movement to get D.C. to divest.

Then we stopped by the EPA and yelled at Pruitt.

And then to the Hall of Justice where Lourdes Ashley Hunter, Executive Director of TransWomen of Color Collective, delivered this speech — and YOU NEED TO WATCH THIS VIDEO.

And finishing it off at the Trump Hotel.

Here Jessica Raven, Executive Director from Collective Action for Safe Spaces, talked about fighting sexual harassment and assault through reporting our stories and coming together to build safe spaces.

When we (or our siblings) are under attack, stand up DANCE BACK.

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Molly Adams is an LA-based photographer. You can find documenting life from Afghanistan to Standing Rock to the LA queer nightlife. You can also find her on Instagram.

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  1. Wow Lourdes Ashley Hunter speech was great; so passionate and energetic. Glad to see people like her are carrying Sylvia and Marsha’s heritage.

  2. Molly these pics are amazing and GODDAMMMM Lourdes Ashley Hunter ❤️ Her words so good & so fucking necessary! May they reverb in our white ears. Amen!

  3. Oh my goodness, I’m about an hour away from DC. Why wasn’t I there?! (other than work and not knowing)

    Love these photos!

    That needs to be heard.
    All. The. Time.

    Some of my friends ask me why I find it so important to go to every protest etc that I can. I tell them, to show my face. Because I CAN show up and protest, and I am doing it for people who CAN’T. Who don’t have the rights I do for whatever reason that may be.

    Great photos Molly :)

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