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Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." Rippon's past music choices have tended more toward the pretty than the powerful, but I think rock 'n' roll suits him better. It might be the first I've seen Rippon look joyful on the ice.I don't know if coming out is what brought that emotion on, and I doubt it's the only factor.Second of all, because I'm an out queer* fan writing about an out queer athlete, and therefore his self-representation now affects me: as an out public figure, Rippon's behavior and athletic performance will shape how queer people are seen in general.I'm sure it's a coincidence of scheduling, but sometimes coincidences are meaningful.Some people still think that when skaters come out, they harm the sport's "family-friendly" image and discourage boys, in particular, from sticking with a sport that might make other kids perceive them as gay.But lots of kids get into figure skating because they're queer and find a safe space on the ice. We never talked about that, because it was the twentieth century and I was ten.
* I'm using "queer" because it's my preferred word for describing my own identity, and because no matter how many letters I add to LGBTQIA , I always feel like I'm leaving someone out.
Those are the two most difficult jumps in Rippon's arsenal, and his struggles in both left him in a distant third after his short program.
The jump troubles marred his "Who Wants to Live Forever? I bet it's breathtaking when he skates it clean, and I hope he performs it in some galas with easier jumps so we can see the choreography in its full glory.
What do you do when you've just come out of the closet in the official magazine of your country's figure skating federation?
Attempt your signature quadruple lutz while skating to Queen. This is a post about how Rippon skated in Espoo, not a post about his sexuality. First of all, because Rippon has timed his announcement so it's on everyone's minds right as he begins his season.