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Openly Gay Man Becomes First-Ever Winter Olympian—And We're Cheering

Openly Gay Man Becomes First-Ever Winter Olympian—And We're Cheering
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Updated 6 months ago

Adam Rippon has been chosen for the US National Figure Skating team for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. 

He joins 17-year-old Vincent Zhou and 18-year-old Nathan Chen to head to South Korea in the upcoming Winter Olympics.

Rippon is the first American Olympian to be openly gay at the time of his qualification. And in addition to being gay, he is really, really charming.

It can honestly be pretty surprising to hear his being the first:

It can be equally surprising to hear that at 28 years old, Rippon is considered the grizzled ol' veteran compared to his teammates, who are 17 and 18. 

Either way, we're certainly looking forward to seeing this guy representing America and loving every minute of it. 

H/T: Twitter