The White House seemingly edited out the name of Luxembourg Prime Minister’s husband, Gauthier Destenay.

The official White House picture, which included the spouses of Nato leaders, was published on the official White House Facebook page however at the time of publishing they omitted the name of Luxembourg Prime Minster’s husband, Gauthier Destenay.


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The picture formed part of a album of 97 pictures taken during President Donald Trump’s first international visit since taking office in January.

The picture included 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; Luxembourg’s Gauthier Destenay; Belgium’s Amélie Derbaudrenghien, and Norway’s Ingrid Schulerud.


Luxembourg’s Prime Minster Xavier Bettel is the world’s only openly gay head of state.

The omission of Gauthier Destenay’s name caused an immediate backlash on social media. The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, or GLAAD, was swift to respond to the post asking, why Mr Destenay was left out of the credit.

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The White House then updated the picture, to include his name, nine hours after publishing.

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