As kisses go, it wasn’t much of one. It was more like a quick peck on the lips. When openly gay Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy kissed his boyfriend Matt Wilkas on live TV at the 2018 Olympics right before kissing his mom, it lasted a second. Its impact will reverberate for a lot longer, and it will be an indelible image of these Games for LGBTQ sports fans and athletes. “It was the tiniest kiss in the world. I could’ve made out with him had I known,” Wilkas joked after the kiss became a sensation.
In 2014, when he competed at the Sochi Olympics, American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy was closeted and had to keep his then-boyfriend a secret. It was something Kenworthy later said made him feel like a “coward.”Now, four years later and totally out as an openly gay athlete, Kenworthy is proudly announcing that his boyfriend, actor Matt Wilkas, will be in Pyeongyang cheering him on Saturday night as he competes in the slopestyle at the 2018 Olympics.
Gus Kenworthy’s 2018 Olympics ended with him struggling with two injuries and missing a medal in the men’s freestyle slopestyle. Kenworthy, one of 15 out LGBTQ Winter Olympians, finished 12th in the 12-man final won by Norway’s Oystein Braaten. Nick Goepper of the U.S. won the silver and Alex Beaulieu-Marchand of Canada won the bronze. Kenworthy competed despite a broken thumb and a hemotoma (blood clotting) of his hip that he said made it difficult to even walk.
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