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This kiss will go down in history


In one kiss, screened live on TV, Gus Kenworthy has broken down barriers.
The US freestyle skier kissed partner Matt Wilkas at PyeongChang before competing at the Winter Olympics.
Screened live on NBC, it was shown in the US and around the world.
Commenters referred to the actor as his boyfriend and even showed supporters waving rainbow flags.
‘It’s something I was too scared to do for myself,’ Kenworthy said after the competition.Kenworthy
‘To be able to do that, to give him a kiss, to have that affection broadcast to the world, is incredible.
‘The only way to really change perceptions, to break down barriers, break down homophobia, is through representation.
He added: ‘That’s definitely not something I had as a kid.
‘I never saw a gay athlete kissing their boyfriend at the Olympics.
‘I think if I had, it would’ve made it easier for me.’
Prior to the event, Kenworthy spoke about how proud he was to have his partner there.

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