Science Now Opportunity's record-setting mission on Mars appears to have reached its end. In more recent years, athletes have waited to come out until after their time in competition was over, including figure skaters Johnny Weir and Brian Boitano and American diver Greg Louganis. Gus, first name only. These and numerous other stories are highlighting a rising trend for the LGBT community—acceptance. Rippon was a washed-up skater without a quadruple jump who willed his way onto the team at age 28, the oldest U.
One other LGBT athlete was known to compete at the time, but did not wish to be identified due to still being in the closet.
Daily Beast Outing Of Olympic Athletes Is Gay-Shaming, Not Journalism
Views Read Edit View history. Since the International Olympic Committee has listed sexual orientation as a protected category in the Olympic charter. Get our newsletter every Friday! In more recent years, athletes have waited to come out until after their time in competition was over, including figure skaters Johnny Weir and Brian Boitano and American diver Greg Louganis. The edition in New York City which marked the 25th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots surpassed the size of the Summer Olympics with 10, athletes, in comparison to Barcelona 's 9,
Radford came out in Decemberafter winning silver in the previous Winter Olympics in Sochi. Safe haven at the Games". Photos Submit to Our Contest. This from a straight reporter at thedailybeast using Grindr in Rio for content is insensitive, homophobic garbage. That's up from seven in the Winter Games, according to the site.