Eric Radford Becomes First Openly Gay Winter Olympian to Win Gold

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Eric Radford (@Rad85E) on Twitter

The Pyeongchang Olympics are quickly becoming one for the queer history books. After Adam Rippon of Team USA made headlines ahead of the competition for refusing to meet with Mike Pence, queer Olympians have been making statements on and off the medal podium.

Over the weekend during the team figure skating competition, Eric Radford became the first ever openly gay man to win a gold medal at a Winter Olympic Games. For his part, Rippon skated a beautiful program and helped Team USA cinch bronze.

Radford celebrated with tweets tagged #Pride and #outandproud after his team’s victory, even sharing a photo with Rippon. “So proud that @Adaripp and I get to wear these medals and show the world what we can do!,” he wrote. Radford will compete in the men’s single events later this week. 

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