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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has signed into law a religious objections bill that some convention organizers and business leaders have opposed amid concern it could allow discrimination against gay people.

A gay Mike Pence look-alike is collecting money to help LGBT organizations


A gay man who bears an eerie resemblance to Vice President-elect Mike Pence is using his looks to raise money for LGBT organizations.

Glen Pannell has been wandering the streets of New York City as the "Hot Pence in hot pants"  armed with pamphlets and a money jar to collect donations for groups like The Trevor Project. 

He's also collected money for Planned Parenthood and the Natural Resources Defense Council. 

The resemblance is striking. 

Pannell previously told Howard Sherman that he first wore the "Mike Hot-Pence" outfit for Halloween and decided to take it out again for a good cause. 

"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!” he told The Huffington Post. 

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.
Glen Pannell

Pence is already facing backlash over his anti-LGBT record. Some residents in his new neighborhood in Northewest Washington D.C. have been hanging rainbow flags outside their homes. 

In an interview with People Magazine, Pannell said he knows exactly what he would say to Pence if they ever crossed paths. 

“I’d tell him, ‘If you could walk a mile in my short shorts, you would meet so many people who are afraid and unsure about the next four years because they see rising hate speech in the last four weeks. You say you love this country, you say you have great faith in the American people. If that’s true, I’d say put your policy where your mouth is.’”

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