US figure skater Timothy LeDuc becomes first openly nonbinary

Saturday, February 19, 2022
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Last month, US figure skater Timothy LeDuc made history by becoming the first openly nonbinary Winter Olympian. The 21-year-old made history at an international figure skating competition in Beijing, China, with his performance with partner Ashley Cain-Gribble. The pair will compete for the U.S. at the Games. Though they have never met in person, LeDuc's announcement was welcomed by the skating community and the world. Although the number of gay athletes in ice skating has grown over the past few decades, there have been no openly nonbinary competitors at the Winter Olympics. Now, US figure skater Timothy LeDuc will join the ranks of many trailblazing LGBT athletes in sport. In addition to being the first openly nonbinary figure skater to compete in the Olympics, LeDuc has also become the first openly transgender athlete. The US figure skating community has been waiting for a person to come out as a nonbinary man in the sport, and LeDuc has done so.