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Figure Skater Adam Rippon Refuses Meeting with VP Pence



Adam Rippon is the first out figure skater to compete at the Olympics (yes, Johnny Weir came out and is now a commentator for NBC, but he was not officially out while competing). Rippon had previously criticized Mike Pence, noting that he funded conversion therapy and has a horrible record on LGBTQ rights, in response to the news that Pence had been appointed to lead the US delegation (see post here. Mike Pence is serving as Now USA Today is reporting that Rippon refused Pence’s invitation to a meeting.

In response, Pence lied on twitter earlier today:



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Tags: lgbtq / rights, olympics, politics, sports / athletes - ice skating
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