Celebrating Pride Month with Olympic Medalist Adam Rippon
Each June, Dechert joins the LGBTQ+ community in celebrating Pride Month — a time to celebrate and give back to the LGBTQ+ community, and to recognize the commitment, diversity and bravery of our LGBTQ lawyers, business service professionals, clients and the broader community we serve.
Please join us for a fireside chat with Olympic medalist, former figure skater and author of the memoir Beautiful on the Outside, Adam Rippon. Come and hear from Rippon as he shares about his life, his experience as an LGBTQ athlete and post-Olympic life, the impact of social media, and his LGBTQ+ activism.
In 2018, Rippon became the first openly LGBTQ+ American man to compete for the United States at the Winter Olympics, where he won a bronze medal. He was named to TIME's “100 List of Most Influential People” in 2018. He was also named to AdWeek’s “100 Most Creative,” Forbes “30 Under 30,” Bleacher Report’s “Power 50: 2018’s Most Influential People in Sports Culture,” and OUT Magazine's “Power 50: The Most Influential Voices in LGBTQ America."
One of the most dramatic figure skaters on the planet, Adam Rippon won the hearts of America and the world at the 2018 Winter Olympics. He has been honored by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) with their Visibility Award, supported the GLAAD Ambassadors Program, hosted the Trevor Project’s 20th-anniversary gala TrevorLIVE, and been recognized by the Matthew Shepard Foundation and the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. Rippon made the bold decision to come out publicly in October 2015 in an interview with SKATING magazine, which led him to become the first openly gay athlete to represent the United States in Olympic competition. Known for his refreshing candor and wit, his rise to fame on the global stage has provided him with a platform to speak out in support of LGBTQ+ rights and the freedom to be oneself.