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Adam Rippon

Adam Rippon has made LGBT sports history

Adam Rippon says it's important to be out.

Adam Rippon has been making LGBT sports headlines this week as the first openly gay male to be selected for the Winter Olympics team.

The 28-year-old sports star grew up in Scranton, Pa.

He is open about his life on social media especially when it comes to LGBT people in the spotlight and their responsibilities.