An Olympic First
When U.S. figure skating champion Timothy LeDuc took to the ice in Beijing in 2022, they made history as the first openly non-binary athlete to compete in the Winter Olympics. So why don't they want the spotlight to stay on them? Because LeDuc wanted to make sure that their milestone shined a light on the possibilities for LGBTQ+ athletes everywhere. "My hope is that the narrative shifts to, queer people can be open and successful in sports (Fuente and Elassar, 2022)."
Learn more about Timothy LeDuc's inspiring journey in this article from the Washington Post.
Carpenter, Les. (2022, January 17). The first openly nonbinary Winter Olympian hopes to 'push the conversation forward.' Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/olympics/2022/02/17/timothy-leduc-nonbinary-pairs-figure-skati...
De la Fuente, Homero and Alaa Elassar. (2022, January 10). Timothy LeDuc is set to become the first openly non-binary athlete to compete in a Winter Olympics. CNN. https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/09/sport/timothy-leduc-first-nonbinary-olympic-winter-games/index.html