Adam Rippon didn't get a medal, but he's still a victor

Adam Rippon didn't get a medal, but he's still a victor

He added that Pence - who has always been seen as an adversary to LGBTQ rights - "doesn't really stand for anything I believe in", asserting that the vice president supported "gay conversion therapy".

Hey @Adaripp. I just wanted let you know that I am a fan, I am not in denial, and that you are THE MOST FUN! "He marches to the beat of his own drum the way somebody like Michael (Sam) and Jason (Collins) didn't". I feel like I have a lot of big things coming up next. He also helped the US men's team to a bronze medal in the free skate event earlier this week.

But, Rippon is an openly gay athlete, and that's a big deal here at the Games and with kids in the USA inspired by his openness. There were seven in Sochi four years ago. "For the lack of a better word, it's a gay Olympics".

Adam Rippon is winning the Olympics. It's powerful this platform you can have at the Olympic Games.

Several figure skating greats weighed in.

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"The bravery and courage he has is wonderful", Austin Parrish, a former swimmer who came out in high school before competing collegiately at Eastern Illinois, told USA TODAY Sports.

"I personally have nothing to say to Mike Pence", he tweeted in January. I'm from IN, where Pence was my governor while I was a college athlete.

"I don't want my Olympic experience being about Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceSpace exploration is good for American jobs Trump approves Indiana Medicaid work requirements Democrat Manchin: Pence attacks prove "they don't want bipartisanship" in Trump admin MORE", he said, according to CNN. "The way Pence rejected marriage equality in IN brought several emotions to the surface".

But social media love is still secondary to the skating, and skating is the activity that gave Rippon a reason to smile and to feel proud.

The screen grab in Sam's initial tweet showed him joking with his mother over text about how he could possibly ask out Adam, who is himself also openly gay. However, they made that choice later in their careers or after their respective retirements. "And all the young boys and girls you're inspiring". "I think Adam is definitely easier to relate to on that front than somebody like a (football player) like I was". "That's why it's important", Rippon said.

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