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)."

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Learn more about Timothy LeDuc's inspiring journey in this article from CNN.

Timothy LeDuc is set to become the first openly non-binary athlete to compete at a Winter Olympics

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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

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