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美国选手 Gus Kenworthy 在 2018 年平昌冬季奥运会男子坡面障碍技巧比赛（自由式滑雪）资格赛上，凤凰雪上公园，2018 年 2 月 18 日，韩国平昌，Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
原文作者：KATIE REILLY（时代周刊）由 AirScript 翻译
更新于美国东部时间 2018 年 2 月 17 日晚上 11:05 | 初稿发布于 2018 年 2 月 18 日
在 2015 年出柜的 Kenworthy 在 2018 年平昌冬季奥运会为美国 LGBT 人群发声。
Kenworthy 的男朋友 Matthew Wilkas 在当地时间周五拿了一面彩虹旗到 Kenworthy 的赛场，穿着一件写着“USGAY（美国 GAY）” 的衣服。在这个吻之后，Wilkas 告诉美国全国广播公司：“我觉得我不能为 Gus 说些什么，但这个举动对他来说肯定意义重大，有点势不可挡，而且一会儿不一定能接受得了。他一定很意外，压力也很大。他代表着 LGBT 群体，他想为爱他的人和恨他想让他失败的人做到最好，让他们知道他的本色。对他来说压力很大。”
在 Kenworthy 与美国全国广播公司之前做的一个采访中，他提到，在 2014 年索契冬奥会坡面障碍技巧比赛（自由式滑雪）获得银牌的时候，也伴着当时反同性恋法案激起同性平权者的抗议，他就想通过亲他当时的男朋友出柜。但他当时并没有准备好。
Kenworthy 周六在社交媒体上感谢了 Wilkas 的支持，并称他是他的 Seoul mate。
“要说情人节的话他还是晚了点，但是他还是赶在明天的比赛前（美国的朋友们是明晚）赶到了！很高兴遇到他，我的家人，我的经纪人还有我这群超赞的朋友在朝鲜半岛为我欢呼。” Kenworthy 在他的 Instagram 上写道。
“我为他和他所代表这的一切而骄傲，” Wilkas 在他的 Instagram 写道，“明天在这里（平昌）对他来说十分重要。爱你。”
Gus Kenworthy of the United States competes during the men's ski slopestyle qualification at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on Feb. 18, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
Updated: February 17, 2018 11:05 PM ET | Originally published: February 18, 2018
Before his first slopestyle run on Sunday, Gus Kenworthy shared a kiss with his boyfriend on TV — a significant moment in a year when he is one of the first openly gayAmericans competing in the Winter Olympics.
Kenworthy, who came out in 2015, has been vocal about what it means to him to be representing LGBT Americans at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.
Kenworthy’s boyfriend, Matthew Wilkas, brought a rainbow American flag to Kenworthy’s event on Sunday local time and wore a shirt that said USGAY. “I can’t really speak for Gus. I can only assume it’s monumental for him,” Wilkas told NBC after the kiss. “I think it’s overwhelming. I think he probably won’t be able to fully process it until later. This whole experience has been unexpectedly moving for him. I think he feels the pressure of it. The pressure of representing the community here and wanting do so well here for people who love him and also people who hate him and are wishing him to not do well just because of who he is. The pressure of that is intense for him.”
In a previous interview with NBC, Kenworthy said he reckoned with whether to come out in 2014 by kissing his then-boyfriend after a slopestyle run for which he earned a silver medal in Sochi, where anti-gay laws had sparked protests by gay rights advocates. But he decided he wasn’t ready yet.
“I think in a lot of ways, it would have been an amazing statement to make, but also I don’t know if I was totally ready at that point. I hadn’t told my mom, I hadn’t told my dad, I hadn’t told any of my friends. So it would have been a shock to the world, but it also would’ve been a shock to my inner circle,” he said. “I think it just wasn’t the right time for me, so I waited until it felt like it was.”
Kenworthy thanked Wilkas for his support in social media posts on Saturday, calling him “my Seoul mate.”
“He’s a little late for Valentine’s Day but he made it just in time to see me compete tomorrow (tonight for you guys in the states)!” Kenworthy wrote in an Instagram post. “Feeling very lucky to have him, my family, my agent and some amazing friends here in Korea cheering me on.”
“Win or lose I’m gonna be walking away with my head held high! Thank you all for your words of encouragement and support, I wouldn’t be here without you,” he added.
“So proud of this guy and everything he stands for,” Wilkas wrote in his own Instagram post. “Tomorrow is a big day for him here in pyeongchang. Send lots of love and nudes.”
My Seoul mate! He's a little late for Valentine's Day but he made it just in time to see me compete tomorrow (tonight for you guys in the states)! Feeling very lucky to have him, my family, my agent and some amazing friends here in Korea cheering me on. The past few days of practice have been pretty tough (I broke my thumb two days ago and yesterday got a massive hematoma on my hip that needed to be drained), but despite it all I'm still so excited to go out there and give it my all. Win or lose I'm gonna be walking away with my head held high! Thank you all for your words of encouragement and support, I wouldn't be here without you! #TeamUSA 🇺🇲🏳️🌈
So proud of this guy and everything he stands for. Tomorrow is a big day for him here in pyeongchang. Send lots of love and nudes. ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Fans on social media reacted to the significance of the emotional moment.
A kiss from his boyfriend from the top of the slope and a wave of rainbow flags at the bottom! Gus Kenworthy, you're making so many LGBT Americans so very proud of you!!! 🏳️🌈🇺🇸 #Olympics #ItsGusBitch— Rusty Hatchell (@rustyhatchell) February 18, 2018
I just saw Guys Kenworthy kiss his boyfriend on TV at the Olympics and I'm so happy. 🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈— HD #Resist (@Heather_D_) February 18, 2018
Wow, what a moment! @guskenworthy shares a kiss with his boyfriend at #Olympics2018. This visibility matters. This moment of affection gives hope and inspiration to LGBTQ people everywhere. pic.twitter.com/FcDd8RcLdh— Athlete Ally (@AthleteAlly) February 18, 2018
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