I was recently asked in an interview what its like to be a gay athlete in sports. I said that it’s exactly like being a straight athlete. Lots of hard work but usually done with better eye brows.— Adam Rippon (@Adaripp) December 28, 2017
READ THIS. Adam Rippon shared an incredibly strong message about what it would mean to him - and the greater community - if he were to get to skate at the Olympics as an openly gay man.— Nick McCarvel (@NickMcCarvel) January 5, 2018
Props, Adam. So well said 🌈👏 #USChamps18 pic.twitter.com/wUaUudVXR7
being gay in 2018 is being dumbfounded by the news that Adam Rippon is the first EVER openly gay male figure skater (and man, period) to qualify for the Winter Olympics.— David Russell (@17days) January 8, 2018
imagine how many were forced to be closeted.
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.