The guests, Philadelphia gay rights activists Matthew Hart, and Zoe Strauss, traveled to Washington, DC, at President Barack Obama’s invitation to observe Gay Pride Month.
The event also came on the heels of Obama's recent declaration of support for same-sex marriage.
|Reagan-haters and classless clowns, Matthew “Matty” Hart (top), and photographer Zoe Strauss (above).|
The photos featuring Reagan-flipping images surfaced online when Hart posted his photo on Facebook with the caption: ‘F--- Reagan.’ Strauss posted hers without commentary. Both images have since been removed.
The White House has not commented on the incidents or photos.
As if his photo did not speak volumes, Mr Hart made his feelings about the 40th U.S. president abundantly clear in an interview with Philadelphia Magazine a week after the reception.
‘Ronald Reagan has blood on his hands. The man was in the White House as AIDS exploded, and he was happy to see plenty of gay men and queer people die,’ Hart said. ‘He was a murderous fool, and I have no problem saying so. Don’t invite me back. I don’t care.’
|Strauss, kissing her partner beneath the Reagan portrait.|
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