Scranton-born figure skater Adam Rippon skipped a White House ceremony for winter Olympians on Friday, saying he refuses to stand "with people who discriminate against those that they perceive as different."
Skier Lindsey Vonn and snowboarder Chloe Kim also skipped the ceremony.
Rippon, 28, made headlines before arriving in South Korea by announcing that he wouldn't meet with Vice President Pence, the top-ranking U.S. official to attend the Games, due to Pence's record on gay issues.
"If it were before my event, I would absolutely not go out of my way to meet somebody who I felt has gone out of their way to not only show that they aren't a friend of a gay person but that they think that they're sick," Rippon told USA Today.
Rippon's decision to skip the White House event comes as the Trump administration has made a number of moves to anger the LGBT community over the past year.
Several Eagles players also said they would not visit the White House following the team's Super Bowl victory. The team says it is in conversation with the White House about a potential visit. A recording recently surfaced of Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie calling Trump's time in office "one [expletive] disastrous presidency" and saying many individuals in the NFL "have no interest in supporting President Trump."