US figure skater Amber Glenn is attracted to both sexes and does not want to hide

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The 20-year-old Texan was crowned US Junior national champion in 2014 and is now among the favourites to win the senior championship next month. She will also be leading Team USA at the 2020 World Figure Skating Championships in Montreal. Now she tells Dallas Voice that she describes her sexual orientation as bi/pan. She added that she was afraid of unacceptance and of being told that it is just a phase, as she knows it is not. “I don’t want to shove my sexuality in people’s faces, but I also don’t want to hide who I am.” Although the sport boasts many out male figure skaters, including as Johnny Weir, Eric Radford and Glenn’s own skating partner Timothy LeDuc, out female figure skaters are not common, especially in Team USA, which did not have any at all up until now. Last year ice dancer Karina Manta came out as bisexual, making her and her skating partner Joe Johnson the first openly LGBT+ duo to compete in the championships, however both have now left competitive skating to join Cirque du Soleil.

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