Rudy Galindo
Figure skater
Rudy Galindo
Val Joe "Rudy" Galindo is an American figure skater who competed in both single skating and pair skating. As a single skater, he is the 1996 U.S. national champion and 1987 World Junior Champion. As a pairs skater, he competed with Kristi Yamaguchi and was the 1988 World Junior Champion and the 1989 and 1990 U.S. National Champion.
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Youth Pride 2012: Youthful Measures: This year, D.C.'s special day marks its sweet 16th birthday with vibrancy. But since its birth, Youth Pride has thrived.
Metro Weekly - almost 5 years
Youth Pride Guide: Celebrating LGBT youth pride seems to gain traction with every passing year. People come out younger. Institutions working with youth – like schools, nonprofits, local governments, religious groups – cater to LGBT and questioning youth in ways that might have seemed unthinkable a decade ago. Then again, it's not as though LGBT youth have managed to altogether escape bullying and harassment, or keep from being disproportionately affected by homelessness. As progress is made in some areas, more problems might be revealed, or resources can shift to address problems that have gone largely ignored. Whether it's celebrating the good or countering the bad, Youth Pride Day has it all, a very rare pride event dedicated to LGBT youth. This year, D.C.'s special day marks its sweet 16th birthday with vibrancy. But since its birth, Youth Pride has thrived. ''We had about 900 people show up for the first year,'' says Christopher Dyer, looking back to 1997, when he was ...
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Ultimate ice skating honor eludes Rudy Galindo
San Francisco Chronicle - about 5 years
At 42, <a class="fplink fp-676720" href="/Rudy+Galindo+1">Rudy Galindo</a> coaches Kristi Yamaguchi's 6-year-old daughter, occasionally hears creaking from one of his artificial hips and calls on his showman's flair to describe the disappointment of not being voted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame. "I'm...
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AfterElton Briefs: No Hydrangeas Ever, Replacing Darren Criss, The Sex Scandal ... - AfterElton.com
Google News - over 5 years
Happy 42nd Birthday to Rudy Galindo, and Happy 60th Birthday to Chrissie Hynde. Time to name your top five Pretenders songs! Here are mine: 5. &quot;Back on The Chain Gang&quot; 4. &quot;Message of Love&quot; 3. &quot;2000 Miles&quot; 2. &quot;Don&#39;t Get Me Wrong&quot; 1. &quot;Brass in Pocket&quot;
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AIDS Rudy Galindo speaks out about AIDS - Windy City Times
Google News - over 5 years
Through an online dating service, Val Galindo was set up and after a dinner date, they just clicked. Six months later—and just by chance—his partner realized Galindo&#39;s glorious past. The two had been out to dinner and
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'El Santo', su historieta y el nacimiento de la Arena Puebla - Excélsior
Google News - over 5 years
“Cavernario” Galindo, debutó el 9 de abril de 1944 en la antigua “Arena México” (Donde es hoy el estacionamiento de la actual “Arena México”), enfrentó al novato César Sando, ahí se presentó como Rudy Galindo, dos años más tarde usó el seudónimo de
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Gay Pride 2011 - Golden Skate
Google News - over 5 years
No article about gays in figure skating would be complete without the Grande Dame of figure skating Rudy Galindo. Galindo didn&#39;t just come out of the closet—he brought out the high heels, the boa, and the sassy attitude. Or at least he did in many of
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WHAT'S ON
NYTimes - about 10 years
8 P.M. (NBC) GREASE: YOU'RE THE ONE THAT I WANT -- Then again, now that I've watched you sing and dance, maybe you're not. The Tony Award-winning choreographer Kathleen Marshall, the writer Jim Jacobs, who co-created ''Grease,'' and David Ian, a theater producer, are judges for this new competition series that follows the search for a man and a
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Sports of The Times; With Candor, Character Is Divulged
NYTimes - about 11 years
JOHNNY WEIR will not be bullied. He was the boy who grew up with a love of rhinestones and figure eights amid the butter churns and buggies of Amish country. He was also a target for those who steal milk money for kicks. He is the Olympian who arrived at the Games with self-described ''princessy'' tastes and a bag full of self-tanner and mousse. He
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PLUS: FIGURE SKATING; U.S. Men Finish First and Second
NYTimes - almost 16 years
Johnny Weir and Evan Lysacek gave the United States a 1-2 finish in the men's event at the world junior championships yesterday in Sofia, Bulgaria. Weir, a 16-year-old from Newark, Del., became the 10th American man to win the world junior title and the first since Derrick Delmore won in 1998. It was the first time since Rudy Galindo and Todd
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FIGURE SKATING; A Pioneer at the Rink Is Proud of Her Legacy
NYTimes - about 16 years
Growing up in New York in the 1930's, Mabel Fairbanks watched other kids skating in Central Park, twirling and spinning on the ice, and she ached to join them. But she could not. Fairbanks was an African-American living in Harlem, and as far as the skating community was concerned, little girls like Fairbanks had no business lacing up their skates
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FIGURE SKATING; Galindo Facing H.I.V. With Candor and Style
NYTimes - almost 17 years
As usual, Rudy Galindo received a sustained ovation today as he performed to ''Send in the Clowns'' on the Champions on Ice figure skating tour. He may be unrivaled as a show skater -- who else could bring solemn grace to the use of a Hula-Hoop? -- and his elegant routine brought repeat applause and the strobe-like flash of cameras. There is a
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FIGURE SKATING; Galindo, H.I.V. Positive, to Keep Touring
NYTimes - almost 17 years
Rudy Galindo, the 1996 United States national figure skating champion, disclosed yesterday that he is H.I.V. positive and said he intended to keep skating to raise awareness of the disease. ''If my story can help people, anybody at all, it is positive,'' Galindo said as he prepared for the opening of the Tom Collins Champions on Ice tour in
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Lipinski Is Youngest Champion
NYTimes - about 17 years
Tara Lipinski has grown up. As a 15-year-old jumping jack in 1998, Lipinski became the youngest Olympic figure skating champion ever. Tonight, at 17, with a sophisticated performance that belied her youth, she became the youngest champion ever, woman or man, in the 27-year history of the Metabolife world professional championships. An adoring crowd
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FIGURE SKATING; Younger Skaters Dominate Veterans
NYTimes - about 17 years
The youngest athletes performed the best when the Metabolife world professional figure skating championships began tonight at the MCI Center. But before and during the competition, the hearts of many of the 10,622 spectators seemed to belong to the two oldest skaters here -- Denise Biellmann of Switzerland, who will turn 37 Saturday, and the
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Harding Begins a New Routine on Ice
NYTimes - over 17 years
She is not the mighty mite who could rip off one triple axel after another. She is no longer a threat to win solely with her sheer athleticism. But Tonya Harding is back in competition, and tonight she showed flashes of her old glory. She will win no Olympic glory because she has been banned for life from international and national competitions, a
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Rudy Galindo
    FORTIES
  • 2012
    Age 42
    He was elected to the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame in December 2012.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2006
    Age 36
    In 2006 he served as a judge on the WE tv series Skating's Next Star, created and produced by Major League Figure Skating and hosted by Kristi Yamaguchi.
    More Details Hide Details Galindo coaches at Sharks Ice San Jose (Logitech Ice), the same rink where he trained during his competitive career. Among his students is Kristi Yamaguchi's daughter, Emma Hedican. Galindo was inducted into the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.
  • 2003
    Age 33
    He underwent hip replacement surgery in August 2003 after finishing the season's tour with a broken femur on his left side.
    More Details Hide Details After recovering, Galindo continued to tour with COI until it went out of business in 2007.
  • 2000
    Age 30
    In 2000, Galindo announced he was HIV positive.
    More Details Hide Details After residing a number of years in Reno, Nevada, Galindo moved back to San Jose, California in 2006. with Kristi Yamaguchi)
  • TWENTIES
  • 1997
    Age 27
    He is the first openly gay skating champion in the U.S. His autobiography Icebreaker (ISBN 0-671-00390-9), co-written with Eric Marcus, was published in 1997.
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  • 1996
    Age 26
    She acted as his coach during the 1996 championship season.
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    In 1996 he came out as gay in Christine Brennan's book Inside Edge: A Revealing Journey Into the Secret World of Figure Skating (ISBN 0-385-48607-3), which was published shortly before he won his national title that year.
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    He went on to win a bronze medal at the 1996 World Championships. He performed to Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky for his free skate program, and Ave Maria by Biebl (performed by the Stanford Fleet Street Singers) for the exhibition program. Galindo retired from eligible competition in the summer of 1996 and toured with Tom Collins' Champions on Ice.
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    In January 1996, he won the men's title at the U.S. Championships at the San Jose Arena in a performance that has become legendary in the skating world.
    More Details Hide Details He was the oldest male to win this title in 70 years.
    The 1996 national championships were scheduled to take place in his hometown, San Jose.
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    As a single skater, he is the 1996 U.S. national champion, 1987 World Junior Champion, and 1996 World Bronze medalist.
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  • 1995
    Age 25
    He resumed training in September 1995, with his sister Laura as his coach.
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    He took eight months off after the 1995 U.S. Championships.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1988
    Age 18
    Galindo and Yamaguchi won the 1988 World Junior title and the U.S. senior championships in 1989 and 1990.
    More Details Hide Details Their partnership came to an end in April 1990 when Yamaguchi decided to focus on her singles career. Lacking a partner of Kristi's calibre, Galindo returned to singles competition. Rudy Galindo's father died of a heart attack in 1993, and his brother, George, died from AIDS in 1994. Another coach, Rick Inglesi, died of AIDS in 1995. Galindo reports in his autobiography that he was grief-stricken and unmotivated by a lack of support from the skating establishment.
    As a pairs skater, he competed with Kristi Yamaguchi and was the 1988 World Junior Champion and the 1989 and 1990 U.S. National Champion.
    More Details Hide Details Galindo began skating with his sister. Although the sport was expensive, his parents were supportive and forwent a chance to buy a house, settling instead for a larger trailer. As a singles career, Galindo won the 1987 World Junior title.
  • 1985
    Age 15
    Galindo was paired with Kristi Yamaguchi by his coach, Jim Hulick. They placed 5th on the junior level at the 1985 U.S. Championships and won the junior title in 1986.
    More Details Hide Details Hulick died of AIDS-related cancer in 1989. Galindo did not compete in singles in the 1988-89 and 1989-90 seasons in order to concentrate on pairs.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1969
    Born
    Born on September 7, 1969.
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