‘Queer lives matter’: gay teacher’s message to Trump after photo goes viral

A Rhode Island teacher whose photo with Trump soared on social media says he wants to tell the president ‘anti-LGBTQ policies have a body count’

A Rhode Island teacher who became a star on social media after displaying LGBTQ pride in a photograph taken with Donald Trump in the Oval Office also wrote that he wanted to tell the president: “Anti-LGBTQ policies have a body count.”

Nikos Giannopoulos, a special education teacher at the Beacon Charter High School for the Arts in Woonsocket, visited the White House in April with other award-winning teachers. This week, Giannopoulos posted to his Facebook page a photo that shows him next to a smiling Trump, who is seated at the Resolute desk, and first lady Melania Trump, who is standing. Giannopoulos is wearing a rainbow pin and waving a black lace fan.

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