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Gus Kenworthy: ‘Coming out shouldn’t be newsworthy’

Someone coming out as gay shouldn’t be newsworthy, it shouldn’t be warranting a magazine cover or anything like that, which I had as my story for coming out.

I think down the line, it will make it so that it isn’t news, it doesn’t matter; so it doesn’t have to be something that’s a big announcement, just something that is what it is.

It was a scary decision to make as no one in my sport, no one in action sports, and very few men in sport in general had come out before me.

So I didn’t know if people were going to receive it positively or if I was going to kind of be pushed aside because of it.

I’m allowed to feel comfortable now, and I feel as if I’ve given myself room to just be me. I don’t have to worry about this other aspect of my life and can just let my skiing speak for itself.”

Freeskiier Gus Kenworthy, talking to CNN‘s World Sport show.

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