Winter Olympics

Gus Kenworthy Bows Out of the 2018 Winter Olympics with Grace & Dignity

Gus Kenworthy has been one of the most talked about athletes at the 2018 Winter Olympics games, as the 26-year-old has made a variety of headlines since the events started almost two weeks ago.

Unbeknownst to him, he shared a major (and adorable) kiss with his boyfriend on national television, and even got a funny dig on Vice President Mike Pence after he broke his thumb late last week. 

He unfortunately, however, did not get a medal this time around for freestyle skiing (he won the silver medal at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi), but shared a very poignant message about his time in Pyeongchang on Twitter Sunday. 

Regardless, the gay community is very proud of the efforts that Gus and Adam Rippon have put forward in the 2018 Winter Olympics for our visibility and standing up for what we believe in, and there isn't a big enough medal to give either of them for that.

Great job Gus! 

Britney Can't Get Enough of These Olympic Athletes!

Britney Spears; pop icon, Goddess, sports fan?

Yes, the star has been sending well wishes to our favorite gay Winter Olympians via the medium of Twitter. BritBrit tweeted in support of Gus Kenworthy and Adam Rippon, who have been killing it at this years event.

Truly a Queen. Britney was recently announced to be the next star to be honored at the GLAAD awards this year in Los Angeles. Spreading positivity, one tweet at a time!


The Ten Hottest Guys at The 2018 Winter Olympics

The 2018 winter Olympics are upon us, and with the extreme conditions comes some extremely hot guys. I'm not into sports, but a hot guy in skintight pants will make any gay tune in religiously!

Take a look below at our pick for the ten hottest guys at this years event!

10. Steve Langton - Bobsled

Can we just for a second take in those rippling abs?!

9. Carlo Valdes - Bobsled

A majestic beard and a hairy chest. Carlo wins gold for us!

8. Joey Mantia - Speed Skating

Speed skating does a body good, girl

7. Shani Davis - Speed Skating

He knows what he's doing with that butt.

6. Adam Rippon - Figure Skating

Those arms, that smile, those DRAG RACE QUOTES!

5. Erik Bjornsen - Cross Country Skiing


Can we just at this point agree that the winter Olympics are a Godsend?

4. John Daly - Skeleton

And what a fine skeleton those muscles are bulging from.

3. Jason Terdiman - Luge

We are all a sucker for a pretty boy, none are as rugged as Jason here though!

2. Gus Kenworthy - Freestyle Skiing


1. Christ Mazdzer - Luge

You're all invited to our wedding.

So there we are, our pick for the ten hottest guys to melt the ice at this years Winter Olympics! Did we miss anybody? Now excuse me while I ogle this article page for the next five hours.

Adam Rippon Scores Bronze Medal in Figure Skating after Breathtaking Performance!

Figure skater Adam Rippon has pretty much been giving us life both before and during the 2018 Winter Olympics, but last night really brought us the cherry on top of the already fabulous cake.

Rippon scored his first ever medal, a bronze, after his flawless performance in Pyeongchang, South Korea.  The song in which he performed to was Coldplay's "O" off of their 2014 album Ghost Stories.

As thrilling as this is for him, there has been widespread frustration at how the judges scored him at a lower level than the two who received Gold and Silver medals that evening: Patrick Chan of Canada and Mikhail Kolyada for Olympic Athletes of Russia.

Both Kolyada and Chan fell during their performances, something Rippon didn't do, but the judges felt that their routines had a higher level of difficulty than Rippon's which led to the higher scores (even with their missteps).  This led to several Twitter users, including Saturday Night Live's Leslie Jones, to voice their frustrations online regarding the outcome.

Regardless, Rippon has clearly become the star of the 2018 Winter Olympics, as his outspokenness regarding his feelings towards homophobic Vice President Mike Pence and his incredible performance last night proves what a force he has become in the LGBTQ community.  Congrats Adam on a job well done!  



2018 Olympics Have a Record 14 Out LGBT+ Athletes


I had bookmarked the story, 2018 Olympics will have a record 13 out LGBTQ athletes, but when I came back to do the write-up, it had changed to 14.

Often when we do this list, readers will alert us to someone we missed and we very much appreciate the tips. Send us any names we missed, along with relevant links, to:

Bravo for saying, "HELLO! We missed one! Whoops!"  We love the peeps over at for bringing us uplifting stories all the time.  They are truly a great resource for our community.

Okay, back to the Olympians.  I've been thinking about this for some time, what if we had more people come out during the Olympics, on their own terms, and own happiness?

Related Post: Straight Reporter Uses Gay Hook-Up Apps To Find Rio Athletes. Many Are Not Amused.

There are a record 14 publicly out LGBT+ athletes at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.  

The 2014 Winter Games in Sochi had seven out athletes, all women.

The 2012 Summer Games in London featured 23 out LGBT athletes. Others have come out publicly since they competed in London.

In contrast, there were 56 out Olympians at the much larger Summer Olympics in 2016.

This list includes athletes who are open publicly about their orientation (there has never been an openly transgender Olympic athlete), meaning they have discussed it at some point publicly. We are aware there are other LGBT Winter Olympians who are out within their sport or team, but they have chosen not to discuss it publicly; these athletes are not on this list.

Have a look at the list/video below and see what winter sport we will see they ROY-G-BV proudly flying at.

Related Post: Pyeongchang Organizers Failed To Raise Funds To Establish LGBT Pride House. What Country Stepped In?



Are you going to cheer on your LGBT+ Olympians?  Of course we will! 



Adam Rippon Is The First Openly Gay US Man To Qualify For The Winter Olympics

While we’ve certainly had many American gay men go to the Winter Olympics before, they’ve always been in the closet while doing it.

Johnny Weir and Gus Kenworthy, for instance, are two gay male athletes from America who have gone to the Winter Olympics but were in the closet while doing it.

But this year a change has happening. We now have our first openly gay US man going to the Winter Olympics, and his name is Adam Rippon.

Adam Rippon is a 28-year-old figure skater from Pennsylvania who was the US national champion in 2016.

He’ll be joined by Nathan Chen and Vincent Zhou as the male figure skaters representing America in Pyeongchang, South Korea.



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Despite acknowledging being an openly gay athlete, Rippon doesn't want people to think that’s all he is.

“Being gay isn’t what defines me,” he once told GayStarNews, “but it’s a big part of who I am and I like to talk about my coming out because that’s when I started to own who I was as a person.”

“That’s what’s important, not the being gay part but at some point — gay or straight — you need to own who you are. You can’t be afraid of who you are or else you’re afraid of your own potential, and if you don’t own who you are then you can’t grow.”

He also added:

“A few weeks ago, I was asked in an interview … what was it like being a gay athlete in sports,” he said.

“And I said it’s exactly like being a straight athlete. Only with better eyebrows.”

There is one other openly gay male US athlete who might join Rippon in Korea. Gus Kenworthy is still waiting to be qualified for the Winter Olympics. While Kenworthy has been to the Winter Olympics before, this will be his first time going as an openly gay man.

In addition, Luger John Fennell was hoping to get a spot at the Winter Olympics, but a sled malfunction led to him missing qualification.

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.



New Winter Olympics Ads Spotlights Parents of LGBTQ Youth

We are gearing up for the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea and one company is using that to promote LGBTQ youth and their parents.

Manufacturing conglomerate Procter & Gamble has released an ad ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics titled, “Thank You, Mom.”

As you might imagine, the video shows several moms supporting their LGBTQ children like a boy who wants to be a figure skater and a girl who’s obsessed with female skaters.

In a statement about the commercial Proctor and Gamble said:

“When the world sees differences, a mom sees boundless potential. For the Winter Olympics 2018, we’re honoring a mom’s role in helping her kids overcome the world’s bias. Just imagine what the world could be if we all saw each other through a mom’s loving eyes.”

“At P&G we aspire to a world where everyone is equally free to pursue their dreams, no matter who you are, where you come from, who you love, or how you worship.”

Openly gay Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy shared the ad on twitter (after being sponsored of course), and also shared his never-ending love of his mother who has supported him throughout his athletic career.

As he told GLAAD, “It really hit home, having lived through the fears and uncertainty of coming out and how I’d be judged. My mom’s unconditional love and support helped me rise above what others might think and gave me the courage to truly own who I am as I pursue my dreams.”

You can check out the video down below.