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Gus Kenworthy hopes to become the first openly gay man to compete in the Winter Olympics


Gus Kenworthy hopes to become the first openly gay man to compete in the Winter Olympics. This is the story of his struggle to come out, the bravery that it took and what he is hoping to do next for the LGBT community.

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In 2015, Sochi Games slopestyle silver medalist Gus Kenworthy came out as the first gay action sports star. Now he hopes to become the first openly gay man to compete in the Winter Olympics. (At the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics there were at least 41 gay, lesbian, or bisexual athletes.) Kenworthy is considered by many to be the best all-around freeskier in the world, excelling in halfpipe, slopestyle, and big air. He has been crowned the AFP’s overall champion for the last seven years in a row. This is the story of Kenworthy’s struggle to come out and the bravery that it took. WATCH THE LATEST VIDEO

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Chloe Kim, Gus Kenworthy, Elena Hight, and Brolin Mawejje all come from very different backgrounds. But each is united by their drive to be Olympians.

Here are their stories.


CHLOE KIM | BROLIN MAWEJJE | ELENA HIGHT | GUS KENWORTHY

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