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Why gay Olympians Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy are marketing gold

Why gay Olympians Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy are marketing gold

And although fans like Britney Spears are cheering the athlete on, Wilkas also told TIME that simply being out and gay at the Olympics hasn't always been easy for Kenworthy. The long-time gay icon took to Twitter and lauded Kenworthy by quoting a lie from her popular song "Gimme More".

After connecting on social media, the athletes met in person and immediately clicked.

"Oh. My. God. Was really not prepared to wake up to this", Kenworthy replied.

Adam Rippon men's single skating free skate Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics
Winter Olympics: NBC Hires Figure Skater Adam Rippon as Correspondent

The pop star had joined hands with other prominent artists in 2016 to perform a song - Hands - released by GLAAD in memory of Pulse nightclub shooting victims.

Britney was also among the ones to speak out against anti-LGBTQ bills introuced in the U.S. previous year.

"Team USA figure skater Adam Rippon will spend the rest of the 2018 PyeongChang Games working with NBC", NBC posted on their Olympic website.

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Gus Kenworthy (left) and Matthew Wilkas. He earned a bronze medal in team competition, and he finished in 10th place in the singles competition, a big accomplishment that has left him extremely proud.

Kenworthy came out in an ESPN The Magazine cover story shortly after he won a silver medal in slopestyle skiing at the Sochi Olympics in 2014. "I would imagine it would be a huge moment for a young gay kid to see an awesome athlete so open and proud of himself and not caring what anyone thinks of his sexuality". "But I think it's important in sports, where we have pretty minimal representation, to kind of stand beside each other and make sure that our impact can be great".

Kenworthy didn't realize the moment was televised until the following day, and he was glad that it was.

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"And so to be able to do that, to give him a kiss, to have that affection broadcasted for the world is incredible", the skier continued.

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