Radford later also won Bronze in Pairs Figure Skating. But because of his position of privilege and clear lack of knowledge or empathy for his subjects, his stray observations come off as judgmental and his tone is mocking and patronizing.
Just pretend to be gay and get a salacious article instead. Retrieved 8 February The article was eventually removed late on Thursday night, 12 hours after Avlon tweeted about the amendments.
But there was a concern that even mentioning the home nation of some gay athletes could compromise their safety," part of the note reads. In the apology, Hines admitted he did not ask his subjects for consent to be involved in the story and editor who outed gay athletes at the Olympics acknowledged his reporting may have endangered the lives of some closeted athletes.
That he saw this as no big deal is a huge problem and shows that he is blind to his own privilege by writing it.
Lesbian , gay , bisexual , and transgender LGBT athletes have competed in the Olympic and Paralympic Games , either openly, or having come out some time afterward. In the Summer Olympics in London , 23 athletes out of the 10, participants were openly gay, lesbian or bisexual:.
No straight person will ever know the pain of revealing your truth, to take that away is just