Gus Kenworthy reaches out to Ricky Martin ‘Missed Connections’ style

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Matthew Wilkas and Gus Kenworthy. Photo courtesy of Instagram.

Gus Kenworthy and his boyfriend Matthew Wilkas met Ricky Martin and his husband Jwan Yosef at the Oscars but their meeting was cut short. Kenworthy decided to reach out to Martin in the style of a Craigslist “Missed Connections” ad in hopes of reuniting.

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Gus Kenworthy says he and Adam Rippon ‘will be friends for life’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Gus Kenworthy and Adam Rippon have started a lifelong friendship.

Kenworthy, 26, told People that he and Rippon, 28, “will be friends for life.”

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Gus Kenworthy kisses his boyfriend in televised moment at Winter Olympics

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Gus Kenworthy and his boyfriend Matthew Wilkas were caught candidly kissing by cameras during a broadcast of a qualifying run at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. This was the first time a gay kiss involving an Olympian was televised.

Kenworthy, who placed 12th in his final run, didn’t realize his kiss with his boyfriend was going to be broadcast around the world but explained that it was monumental for him. According to Kenworthy, he had wanted to kiss his boyfriend during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics but didn’t because he was closeted.

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