The LGBT athletes making history at the 2018 Winter Olympics

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Eric Radford has made history as the Games’ first openly gay gold medalist, while other stars have lit up social media

Pyeongchang’s Olympics have seen athletes more open and public about their sexuality than ever before, with Canada’s Eric Radford becoming the first out Olympian to claim gold at a Winter Games.

Radford clinched gold in the team figure skating event on Monday, alongside his skating partner Meagan Duhamel. He posed afterwards for a photo with another out medalist from the event - Adam Rippon of the USA who took bronze. Radford came out in December 2014, after winning silver in the previous Winter Olympics in Sochi.

So proud that @Adaripp and I get to wear these medals and show the world what we can do! #represent️‍ #olympics #pyeongchang2018 #pride #outandproud #medalists #TeamNorthAmerica pic.twitter.com/eXMlZ2Utrw

We're here. We're queer. Get used to it. @Adaripp #Olympics #OpeningCeremony pic.twitter.com/OCeiqiY6BN

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v proud of this guy pic.twitter.com/rlTk6is3Cy

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