History World History Video Newsletter. Adaripp Olympics OpeningCeremony pic. The out-and-proud figure skater broke ground as the first out gay male athlete to qualify for the Winter Games. Political platforms and sponsorships aside, Rippon and Kenworthy ultimately hoped that by coming out they could live as freer, more authentic versions of themselves — and empower others to do the same. They can encourage others to come out so that one day it won't be such a big deal that they are participating in international sports events. LGBT portal Sports portal. A post shared by Kim Meylemans kimmeylemans on Nov 25, at
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Olympians Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy on Mike Pence, Visibility, and Becoming Gay Icons
CBC NewsMay 9, Subscribe or Give a Gift. The Priest of Abu Ghraib. Before the games began, he voiced his concern over the decision of Vice President Mike Pence leading the Team USA Olympic delegation, turning down a meeting with Pence ahead of the opening ceremony. The skater makes his Olympic debut after narrowly missing making the team in and
Great Britain's team for Pyeongchang. The Gay Games were first held in as the Gay Olympics ; as the brainchild of former Olympian Tom Waddellits goals were to promote the spirit of inclusion and participation, as well as to promote the pursuit of personal growth. The year-old married wife Anna Ramboldt inand the two have a child together. One other LGBT athlete was known to compete at the time, but did not wish to be identified due to still being in the closet. Outsports' tally includes athletes who have at some point spoken publicly about their orientation. Get used to it.