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Olympic Medal-Winning Skater Guillaume Cizeron Comes Out

Olympic medal-winning skater Guillaume Cizeron has come out as gay in a recent interview. After Cizeron shared a photo with his boyfriend on Instagram, writing “Celebrate love ❤️ #internationaldayagainsthomophobia Happy International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia,” French magazine ‘Tetu’ took interest and interviewed Cizeron where he publicly spoke about his sexuality for the first time. 

“It was quite funny how people reacted to this photo,” Cizeron, 25, told Tetu. “I would not consider myself in the closet before posting this [photo], so I don’t really consider it coming out.

“Even though I have never spoken publicly about my sexual orientation, I am one of those who think that it is not something that [people] should have to do. Straight people don’t come out. ... I still hesitated a bit before publishing. Because I’m not in the habit of revealing really intimate things. I don’t know what got into me, I said to myself, ‘What do I have to lose?’”

Cizeron and his ice dancing parter Gabriella Papadakis are an elite ice dancing team: They are the 2018 Olympic silver medalists, four-time World champions (2015–2016, 2018–2019), five-time consecutive European champions (2015–2019), the 2017 and 2019 Grand Prix Final champions, and six-time French national champions (2015–2020). They have won 10 gold medals on the Grand Prix series.

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