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Adam Rippon Talks To Ellen About Being An LGBTQ Role Model—And Dishes On His Celeb Crushes

By Dana Levinson

Adam Rippon, the 28-year-old figure skater who recently won bronze as part of the team figure skating event at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, as well as a budding LGBTQ icon, stopped by the Ellen DeGeneres Show in an episode that aired on Thursday.

Rippon covered Mike Pence, his celebrity crushes, and work he's doing to raise money for GLAAD:

On the topic of Vice President Pence, Rippon said he has no desire to speak to the rampantly anti-LGBTQ politician who has pushed conversion therapy. Instead, he feels that if Pence wants to speak to LGBTQ people, he should speak to those directly maligned by policies that he has pushed.

Some felt he should have that conversation anyway: