Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Awesome! Out LGBTQ Athletes Have Won Seven Medals at the 2018 Winter Olympics!

The Winter Olympic games have a total of 15 out and proud members of the LGBTQ community competing for the gold, and so far, the numbers we've pulled in have been very impressive.

A total of seven medals have been won by four of our LGBTQ athletes this time around, including two gold, two silver and three bronze.

Here is a look at who won what so far (and congratulations to all who have competed and represented for our community!) 

Eric Radford: One Gold, One Bronze

Ireen Wüst: One Gold, Two Silver

Adam Rippon: One Bronze


Cheering on our Olympic Angel today. Get it, G!!!

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Brittany Bowe: One Bronze

Ireen can now call herself the most decorated LGBTQ Olympian of all time, as she has a record 11 wins under her belt, passing Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe who had 9.  Impressive indeed.  Congrats to all! 


Gus Kenworthy Hangs with His Hunky Boyfriend and... a Raccoon?

Although he was unable to place at the 2018 Winter Olympics, Gus Kenworthy seems to still be getting his life while spending time in Pyeongchang, South Korea. 

This includes heading to a very specific type of cafe with his adorable boyfriend Matthew Wilkas where they hung out with a furry friend and looked to have a blast while doing so. 

The two hit up a local raccoon cafe (yes, that actually exists), which Gus called the highlight of his trip to South Korea.

The photo set includes Gus cuddling up to a couple of raccoons and looking quite cute while doing so (we see you with that beard, Gus!)  Good to see he's enjoying his last couple of days in South Korea with so much adorableness around him. 

Move Over Rippon: Meet Gay Figure Skater Jorik Hendrickx

Move over Adam Rippon, because there's another out and proud figure skater who may be stealing your spotlight tonight.

Jorik Hendrickx, who hails from Belgium, will be competing in the individual men's figure skating program tonight in Pyeongchang, South Korea. 

He told OutSports that he has been out in his private life for four years now. Even though he was out privately, he made the decision to not come out during the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia, due to the country's well-known anti-LGBT views. He finished 16th overall that year. 

“I remember avoiding questions about the gay rights in Russia,” he said. “Not because I was embarrassed, I was just not ready. Now I’m totally fine and happy with the person I am right now.”

Now, he is out and proud and has discussed his sexuality similarly to what Rippon has said in the past as it doesn't have any meaning once they hit the ice.

“There is no difference in being a gay or straight athlete,” he said. “Sexual orientation is irrelevant. I think it shouldn’t matter what your sexual orientation is because sport should be about the performances and results. My sexual orientation doesn’t make me more special than any other Olympian. We are one big happy family.”

He also has a younger sister, named Loena, representing Belgium in the same sport as him!  Werk Hendrickx family!

Best of luck to Jorik in tonight's competition.

Tonga's Sexy Olympian is Back to Make Us Sweat!

Does anyone remember the hot shirtless Tongan flag bearer at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio?

Well—here he is:

That’s Pita Taufatofua, an athlete who fell short in Taekwondo for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. But this time, after much training and a grueling international competition in Iceland, Pita is headed to PyeongChang for the Winter Olympics as a cross country skier.

The 34-year-old athlete qualified on the last day of competition and we are glad to see that he will be returning as an Olympian. Will he be making everyone swoon again during the opening ceremony? You know, all oily and glistening?

As far as we’re concerned, this Zaddy is good as GOLD!


Never Forget where you come from... #Polynesian #TimeForWar

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The 2018 Winter Olympics Are Getting Another Openly Gay Figure Skater

Looks like Adam Rippon's got some company as we have another gay ice skater joining the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Eric Radford and skating partner Meagan Duhamel qualified on Saturday to join the team representing Canada in the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Radford is another gay athlete who’s been to the Olympics before, but only came out afterwards. He participated in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi with his partner Duhamel. After that, Radford came out through an interview with Outsports.

Things have been going well for Radford and Duhamel after Radford’s coming out.

Professionally, the two went on to the 2015 World Championships and won. Now, they feel confident going into the 2018 Winter Olympics.

“We know what to expect, so much more than the last time. We know what we’re capable of.”

Then personally, Radford proposed to his boyfriend Luis Fenero last summer.

We wish the best for Eric Radford and Meagan Duhamel both at the 2018 Winter Olympics and with their lives in general as well.

h/t: GayStarNews

Gay Luger John Fennell's Olympic Dreams Ended For The Most Heartbreaking Reason

News of John Fennell sprang up earlier this week when gay sites, like ours, realized that there might be a chance of having three openly gay athletes representing America in the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Unfortunately, that dream won't be happening as John Fennell didn't make the cut. Even worse, his fate was determined by a freak accident.

Fennell, who competed for Canada in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi before coming out shortly after, was all geared up for the qualifying match to see which luge athletes would make the cut.

Fennell was looking good up to the final stretch of the day when his sled snapped and fell off. While the luger still made 21st, only the top 15 qualified for the World Cup competition. Then, only three out of those 15 would get a spot on the American team at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

After looking like a shoe-in for one of those three spots and then failing because of a technical malfunction, John Fennell was understandably upset.



Unfortunately, this is the end of Fennell's story concerning the 2018 Winter Olympics. But, find a moment to send John Fennell some love on his Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter accounts to let him know we're all thinking of him.