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From the 11th Annual Shorty Awards

Gus Kenworthy

Finalist in LGBTQ+ Account

About Gus Kenworthy

The first openly gay male athlete to ever compete at the Olympic Winter Games, freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy is bringing tolerance to the sports world. Shaken by a reporter’s question to identify his Valentine’s crush, Gus quickly renounced his initial “Miley Cyrus” answer to an empowered admission that he is gay. Owning his identity, the Olympian’s televised kiss with his boyfriend in PyeongChang was named “the gay sports moment of 2018” by Outsports. Now with 1.5M+ followers across his social platforms, Gus is an advocate and icon for the LGBTQ+ community, with a 2018 RuPaul’s Drag Race appearance and philanthropic efforts spurring support for inclusivity in sports and beyond.

Gus Kenworthy's best work on social