Gay skier hopes coming out will be easier in future
Olympic medalist says it was "a scary decision" to make
Gus Kenworthy announced his homosexuality to the world via a glossy magazine cover.
The freestyle skier, who won silver at the 2014 Winter Olympics, was slapped across the front of ESPN’s pages in October last year.
His first words to the publication were: “I guess I should start by saying, ‘I’m gay.’”
Yet, despite the positive reception he received, Kenworthy hopes such extensive coverage of future coming-out stories in sport will be rare.
“Someone coming out as gay shouldn’t be newsworthy, it shouldn’t be warranting a magazine cover or anything like that, which I had as my story for coming out,” Kenworthy told CNN’s World Sport show.
“I think down the line, it will make it so that it isn’t news, it doesn’t matter; so it doesn’t have to be something that’s a big announcement, just something that is what it is.”