Olympic Freeskier, Gus Kenworthy, comes out as being gay. Technically, Kenworthy came out two years ago when he opened up to his family and friends about his sexual orientation. While they were extremely supportive, he kept it hidden when it came to his career.
For those who may not have known, Kenworthy is one of the top freeskiers in the world while being an Olympic medalist. Essentially, he is a brand who also represents other brands and those brands have sponsors. I’m sure by now you can see why he was hesitant to come out.
Today is the first day of the rest of my life.
— Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) October 22, 2015
Kenworthy officially comes out in the latest issue of ESPN magazine which hits shelves on October 30, 2015. This is a special issue of the publication where it will highlight multiple LGBT athletes such as Derrick Gordon, Megan Rapinoe, and Chris Mosier just to name a few.
The more gay athletes who are open about their sexuality, the more the LGBT community will become embraced and uplifted in sports. With that being said, this is great news and The N Crowd would like to send a special congratulations to Gus!