|Adam Rippon (All images via Getty Images for HRC)|
Out Olympian Adam Rippon was honored in Los Angeles last night with the Human Rights Campaign’s Visibility Award.
Adam’s fellow “out Olympian” Gus Kenworthy, who received the same award last year, presented Adam with the Visibility Award.
Here’s Gus’s introduction and Adam’s full speech, which is very much worth the watching.
Beyond grateful to accept the HRC Visibility Award last night. Thank you to @HRC, my friends and family who have given me super powers, and to all those who came before me and made my journey that much easier. pic.twitter.com/GJx2PJGtGh
— Adam Rippon (@Adaripp) March 11, 2018
Additionally, Adam finally met Oscar-winner Sally Field’s son, Sam Greisman, who she very publicly campaigned to meet Rippon.
In a text message to her son during the Olympics Field wrote, “He’s insanely pretty. Find a way.” Looks like mission accomplished:
Thanks, mom. pic.twitter.com/m25Er4EEfD
— sam greisman (@SAMGREIS) March 11, 2018
More pics from the event courtesy of Getty Images for the Human Rights Campaign:
|Out Olympian Gus Kenworthy introduces Adam Rippon|
|Presenting the Visibility Award|
|Josh Duhamel of Love, Simon|
|Congresswoman Maxine Waters|
|DWTS/ANTM champ Nyle DiMarco with Adam Rippon|
|Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin|