“Leading into the Russian Olympics there was all this anti-LGBT legislature and they had warned people about…if you’re gay…or if any of the athletes are gay, like, try not to show it because it’s very unsafe, it’s not accepted”, the 25-year-old tells Conan.
“I had a boyfriend at the time and had kind of talked about landing the best run ever and winning an Olympic gold medal and kissing him at the bottom and… That would be my way of telling everyone. But it didn’t happen, and I’m glad it didn’t because I hadn’t told my mom, my dad, my brothers. It would have not only been a shock to the sport and to the Olympics, but my family would have been like, what the hell?”
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