Gays Against Guns brought their GAG reflex to the Women’s March on Washington Saturday.
The GAG reflex is a Gays Against Guns chorus that sings anti-Trump and Trump resistance songs. Group members prepared a special inauguration songbook that they handed out to attendees at the march, who joined in to sing with them.
The crowds at the Women’s March were so big that it was difficult to move. While people stood around watching speeches, performances, and waiting for the march to start, Gays Against Guns caught the attention of the crowd around them by belting out their satirical songs.
To the tune of “Frosty the Snowman,” Gays Against Guns sang about “Donny the con man.” Thirty members of Gays Against Guns, a gun violence prevention group that formed after the Orlando shooting, were dressed in white veils. They were holding placards that showed the faces and stories of women who have lost their lives to gun violence.
John Grauwiler, a spokesman for the group, told The Advocate that the group chose to honor the lives of the 30 women because “they would be here today, so we’re here for them.”
The members of the group who weren’t in veils were holding a pride banner while singing about Trump to the tune of “This Land is Your Land,” except in their version the lyrics were changed to “Treat all your sisters / And all your brothers / Like one big family / There are no ‘others’ / Whatever color, creed, or persuasion: This land was made for you and me.”
The Gays Against Guns inauguration songbook includes nine songs. with titles such as “Putin’s Puppet,” “Nasty Neo-Nazi,” “America the Pitiful,” and “Back in the USSR.”
Gays Against Guns held an anti-inaugural GAG ball the night before at a gay nightclub in D.C.
Watch a clip of the performance below.