(Also some non-gay ones with hairy chests…)
The 2018 Winter Olympics kicked off Friday in Pyeongchang, South Korea (watch it tonight) with the Opening Ceremonies including our two out/proud gay Olympians skier Gus Kenworthy and skater Adam Rippon posing for multiple social media shots proclaiming their solidarity representing the United States.
This comes after some controversy over the pair criticizing evil under lord/inexplicably elected Vice President Mike Pence with both Rippon and Kenworthy expressing their disapproval of having Pence lead the Team USA delegation. The VP and former Indianan governor has supported the idea of conversion therapy where LGBTQ people can be “treated” and “cured” of being gay. Pence has tried to explain away his past support of the repugnant “treatment” and claimed that it’s “fake news” despite evidence to the contrary.
Both Kenworthy and Rippon took to social media to post photos of the pair with Kenworthy captioning the above photo:
“The #OpeningCeremony is a wrap and the 2018 Winter Olympic Gaymes are officially under way! I feel incredibly honored to be here in Korea competing for the US and I’m so proud to be representing the LGBTQ community alongside this amazing guy! Eat your heart out, Pence. #TeamUSA #TeamUSGay”
Adam Rippon is equally unshy about expressing himself on social media…he posted this in December:
“I was recently asked in an interview what its like to be a gay athlete in sports. I said that it’s exactly like being a straight athlete. Lots of hard work but usually done with better eye brows…”
Meanwhile, Cosmopolitan did a cute fun video with zexy male Olympians, including a rather mortified Kenworthy, posing provocatively and spouting cheesy pick up lines. Our favorite was the adorably hunky luger, Chris Mazdzer trying to woo us with his rather awe inspiring chest.
We love the Olympics!