Out Olympian Gus Kenworthy Plants A Kiss On Adam Rippon At Winter Olympics

Figure skater Adam Rippon and skier Gus Kenworthy made history on Friday as the two first openly gay U.S. athletes to qualify for the Winter Olympics, marking the occasion with a celebratory tweet.

“Tonight I walked in the #OpeningCeremony and got to watch my old friend @Yunaaaa light the Olympic flame,” Rippon, 28, wrote alongside a Twitter photo of himself with 26-year-old Kenworthy.

“Representing the USA is one of the greatest honors of my life and being able to do it as my authentic self makes it all so much sweeter,” he added.

“We’re here. We’re queer. Get used to it,” Kenworthy tweeted after the event.