Do you get any flak from men in the skateboarding industry? You ride for an all-female board company, Meow. Is that a refuge for you?
Brian Anderson might have come out publicly for the first time, but what does it mean for skateboarding as a whole? Patrick Welch revisits an unanswered question: is skateboarding riddled with homophobia? Five years ago, Huck reported on a culture of silence that encouraged gay skaters to remain in the closet.
A few of them have already medaled in their respective sports. InGalindo pulled off one of the greatest upsets in figure skating. He had not only had given up on skating, but the skating world had given up on him when he decided to compete at the US National Championships.
The year-old athlete was the first openly gay U. National Champion in his sport in He was later joined by freestyle skier Gus Kenworthywho came out in after he won silver in Sochi in Kenworthy, who is now openly gay, is vying for a spot back on the podium.
In the U. A major element of his popularity is his lovable, good-guy persona. But one not-so-lovable Hamilton trait has been his lifelong homophobia, which he discusses with uneasy frankness in his autobiography Landing It.
Danny Nett. Adam Rippon, the first openly gay man to qualify for the U. Winter Olympics team, competes during the Prudential U.
Rippon had delivered a powerful, artistic performance as the United States claimed bronze in the figure skating team event. Radford, a pairs skater, played a crucial role in Canada claiming gold. Embracing for the cameras afterwards, they were united not just by their sport but by history.
List of famous male figure skaters, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male figure skaters list contains the most prominent and top males known for being figure skaters. There are thousand of males working as figure skaters in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones.
Only seven out athletes participated in the Sochi Games, and they were all female non-Americans. Several world-class male figure skaters did eventually come out later to the public, but only after they won major competitions like the Olympics. Reasons why these athletes stayed in the closet?
John Garvin Weir  born July 2, is an American figure skaterfashion designerand television commentator. He is of Norwegian heritage,  and has a brother, Brian, who is four years younger. Soon after Weir began skating at the age of 12, his family moved to Newark, Delawareso he could be near his training rink and coach.