An Olympic First
When U.S. figure skating champion Timothy LeDuc takes to the ice in Beijing, they'll make 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 wants to make sure that their milestone shines 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 CNN.
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