Glen Pannell is a gay man who has a striking resemblance to our Vice President, Mike Pence. Pence has a long history or anti-LGBTQ policies so Pannell decided to use his appearance to raise awareness and money for progressive causes.
Pannell dresses like Pence and struts around Times Square. Pannell calls himself “Mike Hot-Pence” (you can follow him on Twitter at @MikeHotPence). Pannell has collected money for organizations such as Planned Parenthood, the Natural Resources Defense Council and The Trevor Project. Speaking with The Huffington Post, Pannell said, The Trevor Project “is really close to my heart because I was a questioning teen thirty-five years ago growing up on Long Island before I finally came out as a gay man in my early 20s. LGBTQ young people will need our full support over the next few years given Mike Pence’s record in office. So much of what he’s done in the last 16 years has divided and excluded ― not united.”
“I want to raise dollars and I want to raise awareness. And maybe offer some hope too. Isn’t it nice to imagine a bizarre through-the-looking-glass alternate reality where there’s a Mike Pence who champions women’s health and LGBTQ rights and the environment? Well that’s me!”
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