Ross Landenberger first got into skateboarding at the age of 12, and can still remember his first experiences with the sport while growing up in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, a city about 30 minutes west of Knoxville. Landenberger admits that as a gay kid skateboarding at his local skate park in a suburban Tennessee, he never felt all that welcomed by other skateboarders. As a result, Landenberger thought of his queerness and his skateboarding as two separate parts of his identity that could never intersect. With LGBTQ skate groups and events popping up in other cities like Toronto and Portland, Oregon , and magazines like Skateism celebrating the diversity within the sport, a culture centered on queer skateboarding continues to grow in reach. This growth has been bolstered by the visibility of out professional skateboarders like Anderson and Lacey Baker , who was recently named to the first U.
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Only seven out athletes participated in the Sochi Games, and they were all female non-Americans. Several world-class male figure skaters did eventually come out later to the public, but only after they won major competitions like the Olympics. Reasons why these athletes stayed in the closet? The conservative culture of figure skating plays a considerable part, even though the sport has long been deemed very gay itself. With a large female audience, the federation has a tight reign over how athletes should conduct themselves on and off the ice.