Adam Rippon is an American figure skater who participated in the past Winter Olympics and also happens to be gay. He is in the headlines all across America, but not for what he has done on the ice. He was not pleased when he heard Vice President Mike Pence would lead the 2018 U.S. Olympic delegation to South Korea. Rippon was quoted as saying “You mean Mike Pence, the same Mike Pence that funded gay conversion therapy?” Rippon said. “I’m not buying it.” This comes
after controversial comments made by Mike Pence concerning conversion therapy for Homophobic people.
Rippon would not meet with Pence before his event due to these concerns. This has caused media outlets across America to discuss with Pence and Rippon on the situation. It appears that they have solved their problems, as Rippon said he would now accept a call from Mike Pence if he were to call him.