Gay Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy can’t guarantee that he will have sex with you but he guarantees that he won’t if you don’t vote
Social media is flooding with celebrities urging people to get out and vote, and with good reason.
The stakes are certainly high, and some stars really want to make sure that you know it.
In a tweet, Gus writes: “I’m not gonna say that if you vote then I’ll have sex with you but if you don’t then I can promise you that I won’t.”
I'm not gonna say that if you vote then I'll have sex with you but if you don't then I can promise you that I won't.
— Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) November 5, 2018
The gay freeskier is not afraid of using his fame to voice his opinion on important issues.
On National Coming Out Day October 11th, Gus wrote a very personal greeting to his fans.
“Happy #NationalComingOutDay everybody!” Gus wrote on Instagram.
He continued to write that no one should feel pressured to come out before they’re ready, and that “today is a gentle reminder to us all to live our lives honestly and authentically.”
“Coming out is an extremely personal journey that each person should do on their own time when they feel ready, safe and comfortable.”
He ended the post by praising the gay community for being a place to find comfort and acceptance.
“Although you may feel alone in the closet there is a community out there that sees you, hears you and not only accepts you but is actually waiting with open arms to embrace you. Good luck! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜”
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Happy #NationalComingOutDay everybody! That doesn't mean that today is intended to pressure anybody to come out before they're ready. Instead today is a gentle reminder to us all to live our lives honestly and authentically and not allow anybody else's expectations to force us into silence. Coming out is an extremely personal journey that each person should do on their own time when they feel ready, safe and comfortable. There is no "right" way nor a right time to come out. It's all up to you! If you happen to be struggling in the closet then I hope today can be a beacon of hope for you. Click the hashtag to see and read stories of others who have walked the same trail that you're maybe now just finding yourself embarking on. Sometimes it can feel like a tough path to walk but I promise it will be worth it in the end. There is no feeling more liberating, fulfilling or freeing than accepting and acknowledging who you are and then sharing your true self with the world. We all deserve to live our lives authentically and unabashedly. When you live your truth, unafraid and unapologetically, you make it easier for someone else to do so. Representation is how we break down barriers, combat discrimination, and make positive change in the world. Although you may feel alone in the closet there is a community out there that sees you, hears you and not only accepts you but is actually waiting with open arms to embrace you. Good luck! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
Gus recently turned a canceled Milan fashion debut into a romantic vacation with boyfriend Matt Wilkas.
Instead, Gus and Matt went on to Venice where they spent some romantic days together.
Gus joked that he actually would have preferred his cute new puppy Birdie as travel mate over his hunky boyfriend Matt: “He honestly wasn’t my first choice but @b_pups only flies private…”
Gus got Birdie after his previous puppy Beemo passed away in May. Gus shared a heartwarming tribute to Beemo on YouTube.
Gus and Matt rescued the puppy from a farm during the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongyang, South Korea.
Gus also posted a picture of them both together on Instagram and asked people to help other rescue dogs by making a donation in Beemo’s honor at hsi.org/rescuedogs.
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I can't believe that it's been almost four months since my baby Beemo passed away. I think about her every single day. My good friend @goodiepocket gave me the sweetest early birthday gift and he edited together a tribute video for Beemo from the hundreds of videos on my phone. I know a lot of you, whether you met her or not, loved Beemo very much and so I wanted to share the video with you all – the link is in my bio. For anyone out there wanting to help other dogs like Beemo escape the cruel dog meat trade and find forever homes you can make a donation in her honor at hsi.org/rescuedogs 🙏🏼❤️🐶
Gus and Matt had to puppy-proof their house when they got Birdie.
“She’s so great,” the 26-year-old olympian told Us Weekly at the magazine’s Most Stylish New Yorkers event, before adding, “she’s kind of a monster.”
He hilariously explained: “Like, we leave her at home and she’ll, like, chew the lamp cord or stuff, so the whole place is puppy-proofed. Everything’s, like, on the top shelf … nothing is on the counter for her to be able to access. But she’s great.”
Gus and Matt spent the labor day weekend in Fire Island Pines, New York together with Birdie and shared a series of pawesomely cute pictures.
“She’s a 5-month-old Jindo/Lab mix and we named her Birdie (because birds were one of Beemo’s favorite things in the world),” Gus wrote in an Instagram post.
“Nothing in the world could ever replace Beemo or the love that we felt and still feel for her, but Birdie has already stolen a new place in our hearts and we’re excited to be dog dads again.”
Birdie even has her own Instagram account.
In February, all of America got to see Gus kiss his boyfriend live on NBC during the Olympics in Pyeongyang, South Korea.
“It’s something I was too scared to do for myself,” Kenworthy said after the competition.
“To be able to do that, to give him a kiss, to have that affection broadcast to the world, is incredible. The only way to really change perceptions, to break down barriers, break down homophobia, is through representation. That’s definitely not something I had as a kid. I never saw a gay athlete kissing their boyfriend at the Olympics. I think if I had, it would’ve made it easier for me.”
NBC also showed the skiers cheer squad waving gay pride flags in support of him.
My Seoul mate! So happy to have my bf, my family and some amazing friends here in Korea to cheer me on! Tomorrow's the big day (tonight for y'all in the US) and win or lose I just wanna thank you all SO much for your support and encouragement. I wouldn't be here without you. pic.twitter.com/XwqWKldwbN
— Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) February 17, 2018
Gus and his fellow gay Olympians made a big impact on this years Olympics by being out and proud at the event.
— Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) February 9, 2018
In a post on Instagram, Gus wrote:
“The #OpeningCeremony is a wrap and the 2018 Winter Olympic Gaymes are officially under way!” he wrote. “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”
Hillary Clinton commented on the historic significance of this years openly gay athletes.
“I’m going to watch as much as I can see,” she said at the 2018 MAKERS Conference. “I love the Winter Olympics. I love the athleticism and the stories of our athletes, and I’m excited that Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy will be the first openly gay Olympians. So I’m going to be there cheering them on.”
Gus stopped by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to discuss making history as an openly gay athlete in the Winter Olympics
He told Ellen that he was really excited about the upcoming Games, including meeting all the other athletes.
Them: What are you most excited for in Korea?
Me: Meeting the other athletes… 😈 pic.twitter.com/fbC7v2rc0z
— Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) January 27, 2018
“It’s going to be a different experience than last time around because I’m not in the closet,” Kenworthy said. “I just want to meet as many athletes as I can, get to enjoy the opening and closing ceremonies, [and] hopefully ski the best I possibly can.”
But he also had some reservations about the politics involved, saying that anti-LGBT VP Mike Pence is “a bad fit” to lead the Winter Olympics delegation.
“To have somebody leading the delegation that [has] directly attacked the LGBTQ community … just seems like a bad fit,” he told Ellen. “I feel like the Olympics is all about inclusion and people coming together, and it seems like it’s not really doing that.”
Ellen asked Gus about his shot for the ESPN Body issue, which has some amazing pictures of the hot skier:
In an ad for Head & Shoulders, the hot skier not only showed off his amazing freestyle skiing skills, but also his gay pride.
Gus told the Washington Post that some of his fellow athletes refer to him as “The Gay Skier.”
“I’m definitely, like, ‘the gay skier’ now,” Gus said, “and that’s fine. I knew I was stepping into that role when I did it. I, in some ways, don’t care that that’s the label that sticks because I am the gay skier, and I know that I took the step to come out publicly and decided to wear that badge proudly.”
About Gus Kenworthy
Gus Kenworthy was born in Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom on 10/01/1991. He is currently living in Telluride, Colorado, USA.
What is he famous for?
Gus Kenworthy is an athlete. He is best known as a freestyle skier who competes in slopestyle and the halfpipe, and won the silver medal in Men’s freestyle skiing at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Is Gus Kenworthy gay?
Gus Kenworthy came out as gay in October, 2015, and is the first action-sports star to come out.
He came out in an interview with ESPN, telling the reporter “I guess I should start by saying, ‘I’m gay.'”
“I wanted to do it in my words and once and for all – and hopefully help kids that are in the same position I was,” he later told Attitude magazine.
Since 2016, Gus has been in a relationship with American actor and reality star Matthew Wilkas, who had a lead role in the 2012 film Gayby.
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PS! You have to check out this Insta post where the skier shows off his greatest assets:-D