White House Adds Name of Luxembourg’s Gay First Gentleman to Caption After Online Outrage


The White House has added the name of the First Gentleman of Luxembourg to a photo caption after online backlash to his name not being included.

This was the official photo posted to the White House Facebook page earlier today:

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The photo was taken at the NATO conference in Brussels, and it included Gauthier Destenay, the spouse of Xavier Bettel, the Prime Minister of Luxembourg.

The initial caption read thusly:

First Lady Melania Trump poses with Belgium’s Queen Mathilde, center, and other spouses of NATO leaders: First Lady Emine Erdoğan of Turkey; Iceland’s Thora Margret Baldvinsdottir; the First Lady of France Brigitte Trogneux; First Lady Melania Trump; Slovenia’s Mojca Stropnik; Bulgaria’s Desislava Radeva; Belgium’s Amélie Derbaudrenghien, and Norway’s Ingrid Schulerud, during their visit Thursday, May 25, 2917, at the Royal Palace in Brussels. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

But Destenay’s name is left out of that, and people had some questions why:

Now, if you go to the Facebook photo, the caption has been updated with his name:

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[image via screengrab]

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