Homosexual Teacher Explains Decision to Pose ‘Visibly Queer’ in White House Photo With Trump

(Washington Post) When Rhode Island’s teacher of the year took his turn in front of the camera with President Trump, he struck a pose some took as an act of defiance:

Nikos Giannopoulos cocked his head ever so slightly away from the president, toward a black lace fan he’d brought with him. He wore a rainbow pin on his lapel, a ring through his nose and a gold anchor around his neck.

“Bold, Gay Teacher Of The Year Photo Bombs Donald Trump With Fan,” was HuffPost’s first headline (later toned down) after Giannopoulos posted the photo on Facebook on Thursday and quickly amassed thousands of shares.

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  • BuckeyePhysicist

    Did the president hate? No. Did the president smile? Yes. Did the president exploit the teacher for political gain? No. Did the president let him make a fool of himself? Yes.

    • PilgrimGirl

      Well said!!

    • Jason Todd

      Do I think the pic is silly? Yes. I personally do not see the controversy. But I guess some people do not have a sense of humor.

  • Dan

    They just might get a little more respect if they acted like men instead of women.

    • Michael C

      They just might get a little more respect if they acted like men instead of women.

      Why? Are women not as deserving of respect as men?

      • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        When they act like women, yes.

        • Michael C

          When they act like women, yes.

          …but women don’t deserve respect when they “act like men”?

          Wow. you guys’ world is tough.

          • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            I don’t mean anyone is not deserving of respect. Perhaps I should rephrase it to say that it commands respect.

    • james blue

      What behavior are you talking about? Do gays get respect for “acting manly” by joining the military, by being major league athletes etc. What exactly is “manly behavior”?

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Men and lace/pink colors don’t go together and should avoid those.

  • 19

    Being homosexual and suicide are blasphemies against the Holy Spirit (Mark 3:22-30).

  • Vince

    That character wouldn’t have lasted a week at my school.

    • Michael C

      Why not?

  • Ben Brigs

    Very funny