The exciting Winter Olympics just concluded. As a huge figure skating fan and an adult skater myself, I spent way too many hours in front of the television this February. And as a diversity and career development consultant with a deep expertise in the LGBT Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender workplace and marketplace, I was thrilled to see the positive coverage and celebration of our out gay Olympians. Most notable among the American athletes were figure skater Adam Rippon, whose brilliant long program in the team event helped secure a bronze medal for the USA in the Team Figure Skating event, and skier Gus Kenworthy, who won a bronze medal at the Olympics and then a year later came out publicly as gay on the cover of ESPN magazine. And from Canada there is pairs skater Eric Radford who won the bronze medal with his skating partner Megan Duhamel. So why is this important?
Gus Kenworthy Plants a Kiss on Adam Rippon as They Tweet About Making History as Out Olympians
Adam Rippon Is The First Openly Gay U.S. Winter Olympian | HuffPost
Canadian figure skater Eric Radford, who won gold in the team event, had no idea he became the first openly gay athlete to win a Winter Olympics medal, but acknowledges the responsibility that comes with the achievement. Was so nice to spend some time with this man at canadahouse and PrideHouse. The Canadian Olympic swimmer came out as gay in after he retired from the sport, and even then, he faced backlash and lost business. Congratulations Eric! And to share the moment with silver medalist Adaripp makes it even sweeter.
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Gay athletes use their platform at the Pyeongchang Olympic Games
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I concealed my emotions. Nearly 2, athletes from 88 countries gathered in Sochi, but only seven of them were out , according to the LGBTQ sports site Outsports. Of these seven athletes, not one was American, and all were women. Now, nearly four years later, Fennell is one of three publicly out male athletes competing to qualify for the Pyeongchang Games. He is joined by figure skater Adam Rippon and freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy, who came out publicly after winning the silver medal in Sochi.