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Eric Radford and Team Canada could be awarded bronze medals 2 years after the Olympics

The plot of this international drama, not surprisingly, is centered around Russia.

Pro figure skater Colin Grafton says ‘I’m gay’ publicly for the first time

From Team USA to Dancing On Ice, Grafton has had a full career. Now he’s sharing his pride in who he is.

Out skater Amber Glenn wins U.S. figure skating title, poses with Progress Pride flag

Glenn survives struggles on the free skate to become the first queer woman to win a U.S. skating title.

Lewis Gibson and Lilah Fear capture NHK Trophy ice dancing gold by going back to the 80s

The British Olympians bring the MTV era to the ice with dances set to Eurythmics and Survivor.

Wesley Campbell has been ‘out’ through his figure skating competitive, pro and coaching careers

Campbell has toured the world, including anti-gay countries, and now coaches the next generation.

Ray Libman competed as a trans athlete over 20 years ago. And you didn’t even know it.

You likely have never heard of Ray Libman, who quietly broke ground in sports in the early 2000s.

Gay figure skater Jason Brown in Bobblehead Hall of Fame

Brown competed in two Olympics and is now immortalized in a bobbing piece of plastic.

Lewis Gibson skates to silver at European Figure Skating Championships

The out Scottish ice dancer and partner Lilah Fear earn the best effort by a British duo since Torvill and Dean’s gold in 1994

Out figure skater Amber Glenn qualifies for World Championships with bronze at US Nationals

After a COVID spoiled her 2022 season, Glenn comes all the way back at the 2023 US Figure Skating Championships.

Figure skating world reacts to Canada enabling same-sex pairs and ice dancers to compete

Skate Canada’s new ruling receives several endorsements, including one from Russia, and an interesting explanation for the policy change.

Guillaume Cizeron is Outsports 2022 Male Athlete of the Year

Guillaume Cizeron, with ice dance partner Gabriella Papadakis, won Olympic and World Championship gold.

Canada now allows same-sex teams for pairs figure skating and ice dance

Is the move by Skate Canada an important step for inclusion? Or will it shift opportunities? The experiment begins.

Gay athletes won gold and bronze at Figure Skating World Championships

Guillaume Cizeron won ice dance gold with Gabriella Papadakis, as pairs skater Eric Radford took home bronze.

Out Olympian Paul Poirier wants to change narratives around sports and inspire LGBTQ people to be their true selves

Poirier talks with Outsports about merging part of his personal and professional lives. Up next is the World Championships.

Timothy LeDuc, first out non-binary Winter Olympian, breaks the binary in Beijing

Team USA’s Timothy LeDuc shows the world how non-binary athletes fit into the gendered sport of figure skating.

Johnny Weir translating Russian in real time after Kamila Valieva’s fall was broadcasting brilliance

Give the man an Emmy.

Timothy LeDuc gives Olympic broadcasters another chance to respect non-binary identities

After misgendering controversies during the Summer Olympics, broadcasters must learn from their mistakes and properly affirm LeDuc’s identity.

There have been at least 39 gay Olympic figure skaters. Here’s the list

Guillaume Cizeron is the sixth gay man to win Olympic gold in figure skating.

Gay skater Guillaume Cizeron posted an adorable photo with his gold medal

Cizeron, who set a world record in ice dance, can’t believe his Olympics experience isn’t a dream.

Alysa Liu supports the LGBTQ community and shines in the Winter Olympics

Alysa Liu embraces the LGBTQ community on social media with pronouns and the celebration of Pride.

Gay skater Guillaume Cizeron wins ice dancing gold with Gabriella Papadakis

Cizeron and Papadakis dazzled as they dominate the ice dancing competition.

Guillaume Cizeron and partner partner Gabriella Papadakis have set an ice dance world record at the Winter Olympics

Cizeron and Papadakis lead the ice dance competition headed into the free skate.

Nathan Chen celebrates Elton John’s catalogue while winning Olympic gold

In Beijing, U.S. Figure Skating’s biggest star said Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and hello to a gold medal.

Donovan Carrillo skates the same way he has handled ‘gay’ teasing: with a big smile

Carrillo has talked about being called ‘gay’ (he’s not), and he couldn’t have handled it with more grace.

Jason Brown in final group of Olympics free skate a year after coming out

Already with a bronze medal from Sochi, Brown is skating as part of Team LGBTQ and Team USA in Beijing.

Paul Poirier aims for an Olympic medal less than a year after coming out as gay

Poirier and skating partner Piper Gilles won a bronze at Worlds last year.

Was Johnny Weir an ‘out’ gay athlete when he competed at the Olympics over a decade ago?

Johnny Weir brought glitz and glam before there was Adam Rippon and 2022’s trove of out figure skaters.

There are 8 out gay male skaters at the Olympics. In 2014, there were 0.

The out skaters feel comfortable within their sport and also want to inspire others.

Outsports LGBTQ guide to Olympic Figure Skating

Outsports spoke with out figure skater Christoper Caluza to learn what to expect from his LGBTQ peers at the Beijing Games.

Record number of out figure skaters, first out non-binary athlete, headed to Winter Olympics

There are nine skaters and four out coaches, along with one reserve, a record for an Olympics.

Lewis Gibson talks for the first time about being gay and married, on eve of the Olympics

Lewis Gibson and ice dancing partner Lilah Fear will represent Team Great Britain at the Beijing Olympics.

Adam Rippon, Jussi-Pekka Kajaala got married in an L.A. suburb on New Year’s Eve

The American figure skater and his new husband decided on the spur of the moment to get married on New Year’s Eve.