EDUCATION Teacher of the Year’s photo with Trump goes viral for all the right reasons

The photo shows teacher Nikos Giannopoulos holding a black lace fan and wearing a rainbow LGBTQ pin, while standing beside the Trump and the First Lady Melania in the Oval Office.

In another Facebook post, he expanded on his experience in the White House.

“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,” he wrote.

“I wore a blue jacket with a bold print and carried a black lace fan to celebrate the joy and freedom of gender nonconformity.”

Giannopoulos didn’t mention Trump by name, only calling him “the person behind the desk.”

“When I think back to my time in the White House, I will not remember the person seated at the desk,” he wrote.

Instead, he honored other teachers who have stood up to “structural barriers of race, gender, socioeconomic status, home language, immigration status, sexual orientation, and much more.”

Featured image via Facebook

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