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He has since continued to build himself a large social media following with this witty postings and LGBTI advocacy. Meagan Duhamel, Kaetlyn Osmond, Patrick Chan, Scott Moir, Tessa Virtue and Gabrielle Daleman were also on the winning squad.

Rippon's win is particularly enjoyable, as it comes after Fox News' vice president penned an op-ed arguing that the U.S. Olympic team was too gay to win any medals.

"This is awesome! I literally feel like I might explode with pride", Radford wrote on Twitter after winning the gold.

When he was selected to go to the games last month, Rippon became the first openly gay USA athlete to be selected to participate in the Winter Olympics.

Radford, a pairs skater, took gold, while Rippon, a men's singles skater, took bronze. NBC commentator Johnny Weir announced that Rippon was the first openly gay athlete from the United States to medal at the Winter Games, according to NBC.

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Rippon comments on the post with a series of emojis, including three hearts and two medals.

Radford is Canadian and along with skating partner Meagan Duhmel impressed the judges with their routine to the song "Hometown Glory" by Adele.

In 2014 Radford came out and in that same year won the silver medal at the Winter Olympics in Russian Federation.

Only seven of the 14 out athletes have competed so far in the games, but three LGBTQ athletes have already won medals in their events, according to a tally by Outsports.

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