Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Topics Winter Olympics Rippon recently made headlines when he refused an offer to meet with Vice President Mike Pence due to disagreements with his stances on LGBT rights — which include past statements that appear to support funding gay conversion therapy. Olympians who openly identify as bisexual, for instance, are growing in number as well. The rise in diversity in the US Winter Olympics squad has not been universally welcomed.
The first Pride House appeared in the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, but this one is the first to be affiliated with and hosted by a national Olympic committee.
The LGBT athletes making history at the 2018 Winter Olympics
This accounting of course elides that sexual orientation is a spectrum. However, Mathew Helmthe Australian diver who won the silver medal at the Summer Olympics in the men's 10m platform, had publicly announced he was gay before the Olympics began. Before the Games, Kenworthy was a vocal critic of the decision to send vice -president Mike Pence as head of the US delegation. But openly gay and lesbian athletes are another matter, especially in the Winter Olympics, which makes a couple of recent milestones all the more noteworthy. Retrieved 9 October Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. A post shared by gus kenworthy guskenworthy on Feb 9, at 7:
A Jacket From the Internment Camps. Seven years earlier, tennis star Billie Jean King was famously outed when a lawsuit filed by a former lover led her to publicly admit to having a lesbian affair. Questioned about the choice of Pence in January, Rippon said: Radford, though, is sure that part of being an out LGBT athlete is being a beneficial role model to the community. Lots of hard work but usually done with better eye brows. In the Summer Olympics in Beijingonly 14 athletes out of the 10, participants were openly gay, lesbian or bisexual, including:.