Coachella Robs Gay Skier Gus Kenworthy, But Not His Joy

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It appears “the show must go on” holds true for the sensational Gus Kenworthy, who recently found himself dealing without his phone and wallet amidst the beats and fervor of the world-renowned Coachella festival.

The British-born American freestyle skier and actor, known not just for his athletic prowess but also his robust advocacy for LGBTQ+ rights, had his phone and wallet stolen at the festival. However, that didn’t dim his spark or hinder his enjoyment.

In true Kenworthy fashion, he documented the whole experience through a series of photos and videos, partying with friends Luke Anderson, Peter Shields, Rex Woodbury, and shirtless — as one does at Coachella. His posts also showcased him enjoying the eclectic performances of Lana Del Rey and Billie Eilish.

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Kenworthy came out as gay in 2015 and since then, has been a vibrant figure in the LGBTQ+ community. His openness about his sexuality and his journey as a gay man has inspired many and given a voice to many more LGBTQ+ athletes. Despite the setback at the festival, Kenworthy’s high spirits seem to be untouchable — a sign of his resilience.

No doubt, this bump in the road won’t be more than a blip on Kenworthy’s radar; his diverse career spanning athletics, acting and activism consistently propels him forward.

Though his love life remains undefined and Kenworthy remains tight-lipped for now, it’s a certainty that regardless of his romantic status, fans will continue cheering him on, eager for his next move. Though Coachella might have claimed his phone and wallet, Gus Kenworthy remains unfazed, continuing to live, love, and embrace joy unabashedly. So must we all.

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