As a former competitive skater, I enjoyed this article, although I feel like it almost implicitly stated that ALL male figure skaters fall “on the gay end” of things.
In reality, the males in this sport and just like any group of males— they’re all individuals. And yep, I think there are A LOT of male figure skaters who are gay, and I would love for them to be able to openly and proudly say so. At the same time, there are also heterosexual men in the sport. And let’s be honest— some guys have figured out that they get to be the only guy sharing a locker room with 30 or so athletic girls in short skirts….and they use this to their advantage. Others? They enjoy the girl talk and the shared interests.
In short, let’s stop stereotyping entire groups of people and GUESSING their sexuality. If they’re gay- wonderful. If they’re straight- wonderful. But how about we don’t play “spot the gay boy” by looking for whoever is making the “prettiest” movements, mmkay?