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Figure Skater Adam Rippon Calls Out Gold Medalist Alexei Yagudin, Donates $1,000 in His Name

Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon donated $1,000 in gold medalist Alexei Yagudin‘s name due to his homophobic and transphobic statement.

On Twitter, Adam explained, “When Olympic gold medalists, Alexei Yagudin, found out I donated to a charity that helps black trans people he said that he COULDNT WAIT for people like me to die. Because of that I feel INSPIRED to donate another $1000 to the @TheOkraProjectbut this time, in his name.”

Adam included his donation to Nyla Sampson, who is the financial advisor and co-facilitator of The Okra Project. The organization is a “collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans People wherever we can reach them.”

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