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Adam Rippon Named Outsports Person of the Year

Adam Rippon Named Outsports Person of the Year

Adam Rippon Named Outsports Person of the Year

2018 has been a year of many achievements for the former Olympic athlete. 

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Our favorite sassy twink Adam Rippon has earned the prestigious title of Outsports Person of the Year.

Despite being an outstanding athlete for the past decade, finishing second in the U.S. Championships twice and winning a national title in 2016, the figure skater didn’t become a household name until the 2018 Winter Olympics. Since winning the bronze medal—becoming the first openly gay male athlete from the United States to medal in a Winter Games—Rippon has skyrocketed to fame.

Rippon has since won Dancing with the Stars, been an activist for LGBTQ people across the globe, worked the red carpet at the Oscars, and even acted in an episode of Will & Grace.

Outsports awarded Rippon the honor because he "allowed America to fall in love with a 'really gay' athlete."  

While he announced last month that he will be retiring from the competitive world of figure skating, we know we haven’t seen the last of him! Adam will surely continue to inspire and remain being his witty, lovable self!

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Zachary Zane

Zachary Zane is a writer, YouTube influencer, and activist whose work focuses on (bi)sexuality, gender, dating, relationships, and identity politics. Check out his YouTube channel here.

Zachary Zane is a writer, YouTube influencer, and activist whose work focuses on (bi)sexuality, gender, dating, relationships, and identity politics. Check out his YouTube channel here.