Male figure skating has forever changed

Last night, I finally saw the world of male figure skating shift. Last night I finally saw a space where it’s okay to be gay. Better yet, it’s cool to be straight too and to show emotion. I saw male figure skaters exhibit gestures they couldn’t have done 20 years ago. I heard commentators support rather than eviscerate the competitors. I finally sensed an arena where U.S. boys and men could express themselves—the serious, the stalwart, the silly, the queer—all were welcome.