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Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy: ‘We’re here, we’re queer’

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Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy. | Photo: Twitter

Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy just shared the cutest photo together at the PyeongChang Olympic opening ceremony.

The openly gay winter Olympic athletes posed in a total of four cute photos together.

Kenworthy posted three photos with the caption: ‘We’re here. We’re queer. Get used to it.’

And Rippon also posted one with his new pal.

He captioned his photo: ‘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.’

Rippon is representing the USA in figure skating and Kenworthy is in the same team but as a freestyle skiier.

Adam Rippon v. Mike Pence

Over the past few weeks, animosity rose between Adam Rippon and Vice President of the United States Mike Pence.

According to reports, Rippon refused to meet with the politician in the run-up to the games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Rippon has previously denounced Pence’s poor record on LGBTI rights. He also refused to go to the White House to meet Donald Trump.

Adam Rippon and Milk

Of course he has a tweet with Milk. | Photo: Twitter @adaripp

So Pence tweeted Rippon to assure him he’s on his side.

He wrote: ‘I want you to know we are FOR YOU. Don’t let fake news distract you. I am proud of you and ALL OF OUR GREAT athletes and my only hope for you and all of #TeamUSA is to bring home the gold. Go get ‘em!’

Rippon did not respond.

Rippon came out in 2015 and Kenworthy came out in October of the same year. Kenworthy competed in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games but wasn’t publicly out.

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