Olympian Gus Kenworthy Comes Out

Posted October 22, 2015 12:19 PM by with 0 comments

Michael Sam was one of the first. Princeton Tigers’ football player Mason Darrow I just talked about a month or so. All of those brave LGBT athletes in between, and all of those that will follow do something very important. Every time someone who doesn’t fit the conventional “gay stereotype” comes out, they make it easier for the rest of us who do. We have a new out and proud athlete today: Olympic athlete and top-ranked, 24-year-old freeskier Gus Kenworthy.

Gus Kenworthy is on the cover of ESPN and he’s telling the world finally that he’s gay. He’s the face of the X Games and is considered the “top freeskier on the planet.” He won Olympic silver at Sochi, but that didn’t mean that Kenworthy felt confident that his teammates or others would support him. A hero to the post-millennials and sports fans alike, today, he had a change of heart. Good news travels fast!

Before we get to the eye candy, and yes, he has plenty to offer, he’s about to get even more lovable: there’s a brain behind that pretty face:

And the aforementioned eye candy:

Cold river. Glad it was deep.

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We went streaking in the park, skinny dipping in the dark, then had a ménage à trois…

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Happy 239th birthday, America! You old but you still hot af girl. #partyintheusa #merica ☀️

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Hiked Bear Creek, flashed bare cheeks. #mountainbabes #freethenipple

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From his Facebook, he adds:

“Wow, it feels good to write those words. For most of my life, I’ve been afraid to embrace that truth about myself. Recently though, I’ve gotten to the point where the pain of holding onto the lie is greater than the fear of letting go, and I’m very proud to finally be letting my guard down.
Gus Kenworthy
“My sexuality has been something I’ve struggled to come to terms with. I’ve known I was gay since I was a kid but growing up in a town of 2,000 people, a class of 48 kids and then turning pro as an athlete when I was 16, it just wasn’t something I wanted to accept. I pushed my feelings away in the hopes that it was a passing phase but the thought of being found out kept me up at night. I constantly felt anxious, depressed and even suicidal.

“Looking back, it’s crazy to see how far I’ve come. For so much of my life I’ve dreaded the day that people would find out I was gay. Now, I couldn’t be more excited to tell you all the truth. Maybe you’ve suspected that truth about me all along, or maybe it comes as a complete shock to you. Either way, it’s important for me to be open and honest with you all. Y’all have supported me through a lot of my highs and lows and I hope you’ll stay by my side as I make this transformation into the genuine me – the me that I’ve always really been.

“I am so thankful to ESPN for giving me this opportunity and to Alyssa Roenigk for telling my story to the world. I think about the pain I put myself through by closeting myself for so much of my life and it breaks my heart. If only I knew then what I know now: that the people who love you, who really care about you, will be by your side no matter what; and, that those who aren’t accepting of you are not the people you want or need in your life anyway.

“Part of the reason that I had such a difficult time as a kid was that I didn’t know anyone in my position and didn’t have someone to look up to, who’s footsteps I could follow in. I hope to be that person for a younger generation, to model honesty and transparency and to show people that there’s nothing cooler than being yourself and embracing the things that make you unique.”

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