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US Figure Skater Asked What It’s Like To Be A Gay, And His Response Is Fantastic.

US Figure Skater Asked What It’s Like To Be A Gay, And His Response Is Fantastic.

Source  – Figure skater Adam Rippon, who’s earned a reputation for speaking his mind, has become the first openly gay man to qualify for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Despite a disappointing fourth-place finish at the U.S. national championships this weekend, Rippon was named to the U.S. Winter Olympics figure-skating team on Sunday morning.

 “I can’t believe I am where I am today,” Rippon told reporters. “I was just a little gay kid in the middle of nowhere Pennsylvania. Growing up I didn’t have a lot of role models. I said if I was ever given a platform and had a chance I would share my story.”
After a stellar program Thursday night, a fall and two bungled triples put Rippon in fourth Saturday night. Only three skaters are invited to join Team USA, but because of his overall record,Rippon was given a spot over 26-year-old Ross Miner, who came in second at nationals. He now joins 18-year-old Nathan Chen, 18, and 17-year-old Vincent Zhou on the men’s figure skating team. It will be the first Olympics for all three men.

Rippon came out in 2015, telling Skating magazine he wanted to send a message “to the dad out there who might be concerned that his son is a figure skater.”

“When athletes come out and say that they’re gay, it makes it a little more normal and less of a big deal—especially in the athletic community,” he added. “You have a lot of respect for your fellow athletes for working hard toward a goal. Their sexual orientation takes a backseat to that.”

Aces kid.  Humor and humanity in response to a ridiculously stupid question.

Redheads or brunettes.  That’s the difference.  And yes it’s just that simple when asking someone about a preference of any kind.

I like chicken, steak and hate fish.  Adam likes dudes instead of chicks and has zero to do with being an Olympian.  A more relevant question would be “what is it like skating with all that snot in your nose?”  Or do you prefer The Godfather or Part two Adam?  Both equally as relevant as “You like Guys so whats that like to be attracted to men when you’re skating?”

Treating stupid questions with grace.  We should all be more like Adam.

But he seriously needs to blow his nose.

 

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