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Gays Against Guns Drag Donald Trump In Grand Central

Meet "Cheetolina"

Activism doesn’t have to be drab: Members of the group Gays Against Guns staged political performance art this weekend in Grand Central Terminal, skewering President Donald Trump with a drag queen appropriately named “Cheetolina” being courted by a mustachioed, drag king representing the NRA.

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Emerging in the wake of the Pulse shootings, GAG has set the gun lobby in its sights, as well as politicians who take money from the group.

Organizers said police inquired about permits, but let the group continue handing out flyers about #Reciprocity4Disaster, a campaign drawing attention to bills before Congress that would require any state that issues concealed carry permits to recognize similar permits issued by other states.

But that wasn’t the only bit of queer direction action in the Big Apple on Sunday: The “LGBTQ+ Make Out at Trump Tower” saw dozens of people gathering outside the President’s Fifth Avenue penthouse for some light smooches and anti-Trump activism.

Mike Hisey came in Kellyanne Conway drag, donning an outfit inspired by the presidential mouthpiece’s Inauguration Day ensemble.
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“You have to keep coming out,” Hisey, whose been demonstrating regularly since the election, told AM New York. “Peacefully, purposefully you have keep coming.”

Well, at the very least we’ll have some great political theater over the next four years.

Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.
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