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LGBT advocates are celebrating a gay teacher's meeting with President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump in the Oval Office in April.

Rhode Island teacher of the year Nikos Giannopoulos posted a photo of their meeting on his Facebook page on Thursday. The photo garnered over 15,000 'likes' and shares by Friday.

In the photo, Giannopoulos strikes a pose with a black lace fan while wearing a gay rainbow pin "among other meaningful accessories," according to Time magazine.

Reflecting the current anti-Trump attitude in the gay community, Giannopoulos did not name the president in his post. Instead, he wrote: "When I think back to my time in the White House, I will not remember the person seated at the desk."

Conservatives used the photo op as proof positive that Mr. Trump is an ally of the gay community. But others criticized the teacher for "sexualizing" the decorum of the Oval Office.

President Trump's body language shows some discomfort in Mr. Giannopoulos' overtly gay posture.

There's nothing wrong with showing pride in one's chosen lifestyle. The gay lifestyle is unique with its own rich culture, language, attitude, fashion and props.

But there's a time and a place for everything. The Oval Office is not a gay pride parade.

Critics are correct to ask if Giannopoulos won teacher of the year for his educational leadership or because he's gay?

  • Yoni7

    Why is he sitting right of center in his chair tho'? LOL

  • Blak

    He won because he's a white gay male

  • stav

    Stop playing, he's a business man , it's all about the press !

  • Please Stop The Madness

    The Oval Office is not a gay pride parade.


    Didnt you say Obama was gay?

  • soujourn_erets

    This homosexual agenda needs to stop.

  • soujourn_erets

    That's the story that came out of Chicago back in 08/09

  • Cheese eggs

    That picture though...I'm dead?

  • Coy little wink

    This is happiest I've seen Melania ever look

  • A D N

    When we think of gay men, he represents the image...

  • Roderick2011

    Dude is such a negative stereotype.
    I would shoot him if I could.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Looks like he about to vogue ANY DAMN second. If he hear some techno music its a wrap.

  • deadellamore
  • Jen_no_juice

    So why did THIS teacher get to go to the white house? There is a teacher of the year at every school. Also, is Trump hooking up with the teacher after and Melania happy she off duty that night cause I've never seen either smile so hard on a pic

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    So were all going to pretend that clown isn't uncomfortable in the picture? I mean he's leaning more towards his wife like he didn't want to take the picture.

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    I have several of these fans in different colors for church. I bought them to fan myself in church where it can get hot and stuffy. On occasion I used it to stay awake ! I digress , the fans are cheap at one dollar a piece . Using the fan unnecessarily "cheapened" the whole moment. To be recognized as Teacher of the Year and act distastefully was a slap to educators and I don't see how this was a great representation of LGBQT pride either. The pin he was wearing could have spike volumes ! That pose ???

  • LuLu

    His face literally looks like he's in pain. LOL!

  • Rayne

    A pic don't mean squat

  • NeverSurprised

    Everyone in Boystown over the age of 45 knows about Obama's weekly visits to Man's Country. It was Chicago's worst kept secret.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    "Chosen lifestyle" Sandra, LOL?" OK. That sounds like a phrase you'd find in a retirement home brochure. I haven't met anybody who chose to be gay; I certainly didn't. Did you choose Sandra?

    Now if you mean "chosen lifestyle" as in whether or not to go to one of Atlanta's many dreadful gay clubs, then I can see that as a choice. In that regard, I choose not to be part of the scene. And I can't endure any club that plays EDM and Beyonce all night.

    That said, this photo is a mess on a couple of levels. First off, Trump is not really a "friend" to the gay community. I mean, does he even know what gay is?

    Melania always looks like a stage prop, or a mannequin in JC Penney's.

    And this queen was totally wrong for that fan. But that's a white sissy for you. They tend to be very militantly gay, and don't give damn about anything but finding a gigantic dyck to suck on. Decorum be damned.

  • Kayke

    Trump is leaning away from him
    I see the smiles but Trump?'s body language speaks much louder.

  • NeverSurprised

    An event that should have been about his profession, his school, his students, instead turned into a "Look at me, aren't I FaBULOUS" moment. So what else is new? Gay white men are notoriously egomaniacal.

  • soujourn_erets

    Yep. His alleged lover was found dead weeks after he came out with this information too.

    It makes sense why he pushed for homosexual rights.

  • soujourn_erets

    What are your thoughts on Michelle?

  • Kayke

    Gay men please go back to just being gay..... You're still a man. There is no lower levels of testosterone in your system than your straight counterparts..... For that reason this "flamer" characteristics so many embody is just Uber annoying. It's fakery.... It's a an act... Its created and is not synomous with what a gay man is. I dislike these stereotypical types.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    I didn't know there was even such a category as Gay Teacher Of The Year. Thanks for sharing this Sandra because I actually hadn't seen this posted anywhere else. Then again, I've been so busy, I hadn't been web surfing a whole lot.

    He looks absurd with that fan. Leave it to an old gray haired white queen to do something over the top.

    Trump looks like he's ready to jump up and run from him. Perhaps Trump feared the teacher would grab him by his puzzy?

    I know several gay teachers who do wonderful jobs and are dedicated to those kids. The gay label is an unnecessary distraction.

    Its a job--do it. Let go of the need for all that extra validation for something that has nothing to do with the job description.

  • Vonn

    I'm guessing there will be a ban on fans in the White House.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Great photo.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Not my point at all. My point was the oval office is not a gay pride parade per SR...but it was okay when SHE thought Obama was gay just so she would have something to call out.

  • Yoni7

    The smiles are FAKE as hell!

  • Yoni7

    Don.T is smiling like Hoelania is digging her nails in his back. LOL

  • Mbailey

    THE Russians have video of tRump eating male azzes like groceries. So, of course, he is smiling broadly.....

  • Yoni7

    As Bey would say....."Bring the beat in....."

  • Yoni7

    This pic looks like a game of....
    Fukk, Kill, Marry

  • SandraRose

    His body language says I do not condone this foolywang. ?

  • Mel

    Why does Trump always take pictures seated behind the desk?

  • soujourn_erets

    You can't see the sugar in that man?

    As a Mason/boule elitists, you engaged in these behaviors.

    OB is not exempt. I understand where you're coming from tho

  • soujourn_erets

    SR is clear on who she supports and that alone brings people back to engage. I respect her for being clear and allow her platform to host these discussions. Most sites would shut down a lot of these conversations. Especially, how folks be going in on her lol

  • dontgetblocked

    President Trump knows he looks like a fool and represents the LGBT community poorly. So he said, "Yeah. Take the photo."

  • dontgetblocked

    Well said. And yes, that fan can save you in church.

  • kennedy campbell

    how is it an act? maybe for some but not for all. it's the same with these "acting straight" when they are super flamboyant. some act out of survival though so i understand that. but you can't say it's an act for one and not for the other. some people are products of their environment ...i thought he was just being gay...isn't that he representing the strongest stereotype?

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Indeed they can!

  • kennedy campbell

    don't act like some of gay black ones aren't...i can't think of mariah carey's friend but...goodness i think he's egomanical..

  • HelloToni

    Cute pic. Funny and lighthearted. Maybe not oval office etiquette.

  • Liah


  • n1kk1a

    They probably talked crap about 45 before they took the picture.

  • Mbailey

    DID ya'll notice that tRump doesn't have shyt on his desk? That's the cleanest "executive" desk I have ever seen!

  • Mbailey

    HE got on Depends.


    I'm not surprised at this picture bcuz a lot of g*y men do the most! Like come on sir, why must U be extra??? When I was in school I knew a teacher that was g*y but when he received his award it was never an issue or was it praised that he was g*y, he was praised for his Accomplishments and how good of a job he did with teaching his students.

  • Kayke

    It's an act because what naturally courses through his system is not the recipe for what he displays. It's an act because its " what men think women should be like ". I'm not talking about being effeminate ..... It's the "queen" concept. It's completely made from TV and attention seeking.

  • Liah

    I agree...

  • YellowSauce

    I thiunk its cute too ...

  • IAmLegend
  • NeverSurprised

    Some black ones are as well, but the white gay men take the cake.

  • noireyblanca

    Caucasian gay men are racist as hell too! But Trump looks like that smile is killing him.

  • datATLboi

    ......Sooooooo taking a pic wit somebody makes you LOVE who they are lol.....WEELLLLL then....

  • Harley

    well Dump is closeted so???

  • IAmLegend

    THIS! Yes they are racist and sexist. They dislike black people (especially black women) and most won't even date a black man, but they will hop into bed with one in a second.

  • 2telldatruth

    I'm not racists because I got a black friend. I'm not homophobic because I took a picture with a gay in the Oval Office. He probably didn't look gay enough so Donald borrowed Melania's fan.

  • IamAllnatural

    Goes to show he does no work

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Stop deflecting, all of you Trumpers. Still talking about Hillary as though she won the election. STILL trying to prove how 'friendly' this guy is. FOH.

    It's ok to have pride in one's self but not in the Oval Office SR? Really? LOL. To me it sounds like conform or be unaccepted. Get down or lay down is what it boils down to.

  • wiseone

    Dumb Donnie will not be praised for his accomplishments. Tweeting nonsense and golfing do not qualify as an accomplishments.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    1. Gay guy
    2. Trump
    3. Melania...she looks like she needs some guidance LOL

  • morenYAHdelsur

    I'd looooooooooooove for that to be true ??????

  • Ny MaGee

    Trump issued a statement on the death of Otto Warmbier...remains silent about the murder of Philando Castile.

  • McKay


  • Tiffanyinthecity

    You peeped that shit too? Sounds like a statement that should've been made after Philando was killed.

  • The Dutchess

    I can force a smile in a pic with the ku klux klan that doesn't mean we're friends

  • Jussjess25


  • datATLboi

    it's that GET OUT smile the maid had LMAO

  • sunni_daze

    Its just a photo opp, nothing more. He did the same with the HBCU Presidents. So don't go waving no flags he still don't fx with the gays.

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    "President Trump’s body language shows some discomfort in Mr. Giannopoulos’ overtly gay posture."


    "The Oval Office is not a gay pride parade."


    "Critics are correct to ask if Giannopoulos won teacher of the year for his educational leadership or because he’s gay?"

    I THINK WE ALL KNOW THE ANSWER. Basically, "if it ain't gay, it's not the way" is how the Alphabet Crew and media acts

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  • Wayup!