Recently, President Donald Trump had met Rhode Island Teacher of the Year and was taken by surprise when he was least expecting.
The Rhode Island’s Teacher of the Year, Nikos Giannopoulos haughtily showed off an LGBT pin upon his lapel as he gave a pose with Trump, who he only regards him as “the man behind the desk.” The picture taken began spreading on social media like wildfire this week for his inspiring words.
“For my trip to the White House, I wore a rainbow pin to represent my gratitude for the LGBTQ community that has taught me to be proud, bold, and empowered by my identity — even when circumstances make that difficult. I wore a blue jacket with a bold print and carried a black lace fan to celebrate the joy and freedom of gender nonconformity” said Giannoupoulos in a Facebook post.
Giannopoulos, in his Facebook post, wrote that he refuses to acknowledge Trump as President but only as “the man behind the desk” and he only stood in the Oval Office in honor of all the teachers who have stood up to the “structural barriers of race, gender, socioeconomic status, home language, immigration status, sexual orientation, and much more.”
Trump is a notorious homophobe who has yet to recognize #Pride month and has rolled back protections for transgender students across the nation. He won’t be too pleased when he sees this going around social media!