Galindo, Rudy

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Galindo, Rudy Gender: M
Val Joe Galindo
born on 7 September 1969 at 11:28 (= 11:28 AM )
Place San Jose, California, 37n20, 121w54
Timezone PDT h7w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 14°56' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 29°26 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 12°02'

Rudy Galindo
photo: Original uploader was Vesperholly at en.wikipedia, license cc-by-sa-2.5


American figure skater, openly gay, he rose to prominence in 1996. On December 12, 1998, he became the first skater broadcast on a U.S. television network performing in a gay-themed program. On March 1, 2000, he tested positive for HIV. He has survived the AIDS-related deaths of his brother and two coaches. On April 5, 2000, he became the first skater to acknowledge having HIV while his career was still vital.

Galindo holds national skating titles both in singles skating (US National Championship in 1996) and in pairs (1989, 1990) and in 1992, he skated with Olympic ladies' champion Kristi Yamaguchi. He has had some problems with alcohol abuse, with which he is successfully dealing.

Of Mexican-American heritage, Galindo is the youngest of three children His father was strict and his mother was periodically institutionalized with episodes of bipolar disorder; he grew up in a trailer park in San Jose, often living with relatives when his mother couldn't take care of the children. When Galindo was eight, his elder brother was banished from the house after he acknowledged being gay and eventually died of AIDS.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Family trauma 1971 (mother removed from home in a straitjacket and institutionalized)
  • Family trauma 1977 (older brother banished from home)
  • Work : Prize 1996 (US National Championship)
  • Health : Medical diagnosis 1 March 2000 (tested positive for HIV)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes birth certificate in hand


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Aids
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol
  • Family : Childhood : Disadvantaged
  • Family : Childhood : Family traumatic event
  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work
  • Passions : Sexuality : Gay
  • Personal : Misc. : Changed name (changed first name to Rudi)
  • Vocation : Sports : Skating (Figure skating)
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship