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Canadian Figure Skater Becomes First Openly Gay Athlete To Win Olympic Gold

By Dennis Matthew Livesey

Canadian figure skater Eric Radford has become the first openly gay athlete to win Olympic gold. Radford, who took gold along with his pairs partner Meagan Duhamel, said, "I literally feel like I might explode with pride." Although gay men including Brian Boitano and British skater John Curry have won medals in the Olympics before, Radford, along with American Adam Rippon from Team USA, are the first to do so openly.

Radford and Rippon snapped a photo together to celebrate the victories and milestones they both achieved.

After the win, Twitter users were emotional while congratulating Radford: