Making his return in , Gus Kenworthy is a freestyle skiing star who became one of the first openly gay male athletes to qualify for a U. Winter Olympic team. As for how the American athletes will fare against stiff competition in PyeongChang , viewers will have to wait and see. Reigning Olympic gold medalist and overall world champion Mikaela Shiffrin is poised for another triumphant alpine skiing run during the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. Shiffrin has the second-most World Cup victories of any U.
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And, in , there's a lot to be proud of: Same-sex marriages have proliferated since the Obergefell v. Given all this, you may think that coming out is no longer a big deal. We spent so long denying it—to other people and ourselves. We grew up forming these elaborates ruses like girlfriends, or playing high school football. It's weird, but also not weird that there's a pit in your stomach—no matter how small—through so many 'coming out conversations' today. Given the emotional difficulty of announcing your sexuality to family, friends, and colleagues for the first time—and fretting over their reactions—it makes the stories that follow all the more courageous and inspiring. And when they end on a positive note, they're certain to warm your heart, too.
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