|Gus Kenworthy (image via Instagram)|
Woofy out Olympic silver medalist Gus Kenworthy will headline the Democratic National Committee’s LGBTQ Gala on June 25 in New York City.
From ABC News:
“I couldn’t be more excited to join the DNC at their LGBTQ Gala this Pride season. Over the last year, the Trump-Pence administration has pushed our community to the sidelines, attacking us for who we are and who we love,” Kenworthy wrote to ABC News in a statement.
“It’s time we take a stand against this administration by electing representatives this upcoming November who actively support and believe in equality for everyone,” he said.
The seven-time world champ quite publicly skipped the White House reception for 2018 Winter Olympians last Friday along with fellow high-profile athletes Lindsey Vonn, Erin Hamlin, Adam Rippon and Chloe Kim.
At the reception, Donald Trump told attendees that watching the Paralympics was “tough to watch.” Gus was among the Olympians who clapped back at the insult.
All US Olympians and Paralympians are invited to visit the White House and meet the President after the Games. Today is this year’s visit and USOC spokesperson says he’s never seen so many athletes turn down their invites. The resistance is real. https://t.co/6mKJGicWDS
— Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) April 26, 2018
I miss the days when the Team USA White House visit didn’t include a part where the President made fun of our Paralympic team… pic.twitter.com/4QJ5B7kQ58
— Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) April 28, 2018