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.”
His remarks echoed reports in the national press detailed dissatisfaction among the teachers and their families about the way the White House conducted the visit.
“… The man seated at the desk read prepared remarks from a sheet of paper and made some comments about CEOs and which states he ‘loved’ based on electoral votes that he had secured.
Trump campaigned as a friend to LGBTQ voters and in office he has not pursued any change to the 2015 supreme court ruling, opposed by many conservatives, that made same-sex marriage legal.
On Facebook, Giannopoulos wrote that he wore the pin “to represent my gratitude for the LGBTQ community” and carried the fan “to celebrate the joy and freedom of gender nonconformity”.