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Rudy Galindo: Gay Male Figure Skating Stereotype with HIV

Carrier No. 16 Reported by on Friday, September 26, 2008
Val Joe Galindo
Athlete Val Joe Galindo a.k.a. Rudy
First Name: Val Joe
Last Name: Galindo
A.K.A. Rudy
Occupation: Athlete
STD(s): HIV and AIDS
City: San Jose
State/Territory: California
Country: United States
Age: 42
Sexual Orientation: Not Sure
Race: Hispanic
Sex: Male
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5 ft. 6 inches
Weight: 130 lbs.
Infection Date: Sunday, December 31, 2000
Disclosure History: Has not failed to notify someone before exposure
Information Source: Published Source

Better known as Rudy Galindo this this famous male figure skater came out about his HIV status shortly after his diagnosis in 2000. After that the National Minority AIDS Council made him an honorary chairperson.

Awards and achievements include:

- 1996 Sportsman of the Year award from National Council of La Raza.

- One of International Figure Skating Magazine's Top 25 most influential figure skaters 2000-2001.

In 2010 the video below was produced for 2010 Caesars Tribute highlighting some of the gayest male figure skating performances of all time all by Rudy Galindo.

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