The Adam Rippon Good News Thread

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Turns out the TrevorLIVE NYC Gala was live streamed on Periscope last night and can be replayed here: https://www.pscp.tv/w/1YqGogerXMZGv

Recap article: TrevorLIVE 2018: Rita Ora, Adam Rippon and more stars step out

Adam shared 4 photos from yesterday event: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bj6ZtuZFMUz/?hl=en&taken-by=adaripp
Here's Jackie Wong with the co-hosts! https://www.instagram.com/p/Bj7IUE2H6bm/?hl=en&taken-by=rockerskating
Related content from CBS News (6 min): https://youtu.be/NlQvVnrrEbM
This year is the 20th anniversary of the Trevor Project, whose mission is to provide crisis support and suicide prevention for LGBTQ young people. This year's gala co-hosts, Olympics medalists Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy, join CBSN to talk about the gala and the importance of supporting the LGBTQ community.

...and from ABC News (55 min): https://abcnews.go.com/US/video/adam-rippon-gus-kenworthy-talk-olympic-experience-openly-55844155
 

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Thanks! I thought this was a really good, engaging conversation among Adam, Gus Kenworthy and The View's Sara Haines.

Adam will be featured in ESPN magazine's The Body issue (June 25th on ESPN's website) - a first look: https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Culture/1st-inside-sexy-espn-magazine-body-issue/story?id=55911557

He is in Phoenix tonight for the WNBA Mercury's Pride Night: https://www.azcentral.com/story/spo...ppon-headline-mercurys-pride-night/704159002/
At halftime, Rippon will take the court for a Q&A session, which will be moderated by Mercury Vice President and Basketball Hall of Famer Ann Meyers Drysdale. In addition to that, the Mercury will be making a donation to Rippon's LGBTQ youth initiative campaign with GLAAD. GLAAD is an LGBTQ media advocacy organization, one of the largest in the world.
This is the Mercury's fifth annual Pride Night, as the organization has worked to deepen its roots with the LGBTQ community.
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"What they’ve done is so incredible that they’re really been at the forefront of a lot of LGBTQ issues," Rippon said. "I’m so excited because some of the girls on the team are out-women, who are married and have families, and they’re such great representatives of the LGBTQ community, so to be a part of this and to be there for Pride Night is so awesome."
 

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In The Guardian article linked/excerpted on the previous page (post #836), Adam alluded to a recent conversation he had with Billie Jean King -- it was published online today, titled "Without Billie Jean King, Would We Have Adam Rippon?": http://www.papermag.com/billie-jean-king-adam-rippon-2579457610.html

"We invited the two trailblazers together for a cross-generational conversation about the rise of queer acceptance, the relief of coming out and why it's important to understand history in order to move forward."
 
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Another freshly published interview, in CQ: https://www.gq.com/story/adam-rippon-real-life-diet

Focused on training & diet, so the questions (and answers) are different than in a lot of the interviews lately.
It seems weird to say this, but it sounds like Olympic training... was easier?

Oh my God, training for the Olympics was luxurious in comparison. It was also something I had trained for my whole life, so I knew what I was doing. I was comfortable and confident. Dancing with the Stars was something I had never done before. I’ve always worked with movement and music, but going into dance was like learning a foreign language, where someone teaches you the words but you still don’t know what you’re saying and you’re just repeating what you’ve heard. I can speak the language of skating. I might be able to say the words in dance, but I still didn’t really know what I was saying.
Also, we get Adam's special taco recipe... (Should I try it? Sounds fairly interesting)
It’s funny, sometimes I’ll crave some of those silly things I would make that were super low-calorie but delicious, though. Like a pickle taco—I would put Cholula on a flour tortilla, and fill it with arugula and a few slices of pickle in the middle. If you don't have Cholula, you can spread hummus on there, too. I’m telling you, it’s one of the best things I’ve ever had, and it’s about 150 calories.

That sounds... pungent. Like it’s got a lot of punch to it.

I’ve got a lot of punch to myself, so it makes sense.

ETA: Just posted this link in the Mirai thread: Adam Rippon and Mirai Nagasu Star in DSW's New Summer Campaign
 
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http://www.towleroad.com/2018/06/adam-rippon-body/

Rippon told the magazine: “I couldn’t have done this [shoot] while I was in the closet. I think that, with my experience of coming out, I felt so liberated in so many ways.I don’t want to say I’ll never be in this shape again, but I’ll never be in this shape. I’ll be in another shape. This is a milestone of all the work it took me to get to the point to be an Olympic medal-winning figure skater.”
 

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Question for you guys - was Adam wearing at least some type of minimal thong during the skating shots? Just thinking about how his bits might have been contained while spinning as I can't imagine that it would have been comfortable to have all that centrifugal force pulling on his manly parts. :slinkaway
 

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Question for you guys - was Adam wearing at least some type of minimal thong during the skating shots? Just thinking about how his bits might have been contained while spinning as I can't imagine that it would have been comfortable to have all that centrifugal force pulling on his manly parts. :slinkaway
Nope, I don't see any thong. But looking at the "behind the scenes" video, it doesn't look like he was doing any jumps -- or at least not multirotational jumps -- and he probably wasn't doing any spins on full speed either, to avoid issues with dangly bits (and jump face).

ETA: Oh I see Adam's photo shoot made it to Daily Mail. I have a browser extension that redirects me to cute cat gifs if I accidentally click on a Daily Mail link so I haven't read the "article", but anyway, here's the writer's tweet (containing the DM link) that's admittedly somewhat funny:
When browsing this story I wrote about Adam Rippon and his amazing ESPN Body Issue photo shoot, please try to read at least *some* of the words?
 
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...and he probably wasn't doing any spins on full speed either....
Hmmm - I don't know. IME it's hard to get into a layback (or sit) position without speed because the centrifugal force actually serves as an assist. But then again, I was never in Olympic athlete shape so maybe it would be possible for Adam.

I wonder if he was on actual ice or plastic ice. If actual ice, brrrr..... :cold:
 

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