Saturday, January 27, 2024

Another Sports First

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The world likes to assume that male figure skaters are gay, and female figure skaters are resoundingly straight.

Meet Amber Glenn, who came out in 2019.

"The fear of not being accepted is a huge struggle for me," she said at the time, according to Outsports. "Being perceived as 'just a phase' or 'indecisive' is a common thing for bisexual/pansexual women. I don’t want to shove my sexuality in people’s faces, but I also don’t want to hide who I am."

Yesterday, after capturing the U.S. women's figure skating championship, Glenn posed with the Progress Pride flag. She's the first out queer woman to win the title.

If she winds up on the Olympic team, I'm just glad there are no more East German judges.

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