Gay Canadian figure skater Eric Radford creates history at the Winter Olympics


During the opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea over the weekend, both Gus and Adam posed for a series of cute photos together which were later shared on social media. Meagan Duhamel, Kaetlyn Osmond, Patrick Chan, Scott Moir, Tessa Virtue and Gabrielle Daleman were also on the winning squad.

Radford said on Twitter that he "might explode with pride" at the news that he had made history.

Considering his bad track record when it comes to LGBTQ rights, it's more than understandable that some of the openly gay athletes competing at the Winter Olympics were less than impressed by Mike Pence's role as leader of the U.S. delegation.

"So proud to be wearing these medals and showing the world what we can do!" he wrote.

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Rippon comments on the post with a series of emojis, including three hearts and two medals.

Radford, along with his team skate partner Meagan Duhamel, represented Canada well and ultimately earned 73 points in their Team Free skate competition. Their routine Sunday morning was set to Adele's Hometown Glory.

After coming out in 2014, Radford worked with the Canadian Olympic Committee on their #OneTeam initiative, developed to reach one million youth in one year by sending Olympians into schools to talk about LGBT issues.

Only seven of the 14 out athletes have competed so far in the games, but three LGBTQ athletes have already won medals in their events, according to a tally by Outsports.