A student planning an LGBT march recently called Vice President Mike Pence “openly anti-gay” — but Pence’s response was pure class.
Erin Bailey, an 18-year-old high school senior in Columbus, Indiana, is organizing a pro-LGBT rally in the vice president’s hometown next month.
She told HuffPost, “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.”
“Even though Mike Pence is openly anti-gay, that doesn’t mean that all of us in his hometown are.”
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.”