Our Favorite LGBT Moments From Pyeongchang
The 2018 Winter Olympics have proven to be a watershed moment for the visibility of out LGBTQ athletes. To honor all of the out Olympians who proudly owned their identity throughout these games, here are some favorite LGBTQ moments from Pyeongchang.
Adam Rippon dazzles the world in his Olympic debut
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Rippon completed a perfect free skate performance during the figure skating team event, helping the U.S. win the bronze medal.
Brittney Bowe brings home the Bronze with the USA speed skating team
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Speed skater Britney Bowe helped the U.S. women’s speed skating team win the bronze medal in the team event, beating Team Canada by 0.45 seconds.
Canadian Olympic Committee brings us the Pyeongchang Pride House
In partnership with Pride House International, an organization that promotes equality and diversity within the sports world, Team Canada hosted the space dedicated to supporting LGBTQ athletes in their Olympic village headquarters.
Gus Kenworthy shares a kiss with his boyfriend on national television
Before his run in the slopestyle qualifying round, freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy and his boyfriend Matthew shared a kiss that (unbeknownst to them) was featured on NBC’s primetime coverage of the event.
Eric Radford becomes first out athlete to win a gold medal
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Radford took home gold with his partner Meagan Duhamel and the rest of Team Canada in the team figure skating event.