Adam Rippon Skips Trump Meeting With US Olympians, Urges Twitter Followers To Make Donations To GLAAD

The Hill reports:

Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon skipped the Team USA visit to the White House on Friday, following through on a vow he made earlier this year. Rippon said in January that he did not think he would be “welcome” at the Trump White House because he is gay.

Rippon said that in lieu of the visit, he would make donations to Planned Parenthood, GLAAD and the Red Cross, and encouraged his Twitter followers to do the same. Other athletes, including freeskier Gus Kenworthy, the second openly gay American to be named to a Winter Olympic team, also skipped the Friday visit.