Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy Break the Rainbow Ceiling at the Winter Olympics

February 13, 2018
Updated 6mo ago

The 2018 Winter Olympics are making history for a number of reasons, but one of the biggest stories out of Pyeongchang are the records that openly gay athletes are breaking almost every day. Figure skater Adam Rippon and freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy are the first openly gay men to compete for the U.S. in the Winter Olympics, and they are doing it in style.

Cyd Zeigler, Co-Founder of OutSports.com, and Alex Kocala, Editor at Hornet Stories, discuss why Rippon and Kenworthy's accomplishments are so important for the LGBTQ community. Zeigler talks about how incredible it is that Rippon is winning over the hearts of everyone across America while being unapologetically himself.