Gay Olympians Tweet From Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony: “We’re Here, We’re Queer, Get Used To It”

People Magazine reports:

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. And the significance of marching with the massive Team USA at the opening ceremony in PyeongChang isn’t lost on the Olympians. The pals shared several Twitter shots of themselves at the ceremony, embracing and sporting smiles. Kenworthy even planted a kiss on Rippon’s cheek. “We’re here. We’re queer. Get used to it,” Kenworthy tweeted after the event.

  • bkmn

    Yay! Team Gay!

  • misterjack

    And fuck you, Mike Pence.

    • Lazycrockett

      MSM is making this big deal that Pence was seated near Kim Jong Un sister at the opening, like she was going to bite him or something.

      • Jay Silversmith

        Maybe she will wipe some “unknown” substance all over his face?

        • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

          If only!!!

        • lattebud

          Last time that happened to Mike was in a dark room in Amsterdam

      • I.Smith

        To be fair, his Mother was not with him and sitting that close to a Woman anything could of happened.

    • RaygunsGoZap

      Mike Trump-Pence

    • bkmn

      Pence and his team did not even know the name of S. Korea’s ambassador to the US. They only spoke of the guy that left months ago.

      https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/2/9/1739975/-Pence-s-team-didn-t-even-know-the-name-of-the-South-Korea-ambassador-to-the-US

      • Gigi

        Pence was late for the big dinner so they gave his seat away. LMAO!

    • Christian1234567

      Pence is a fucking psychopath. He reminds me of Ted Bundy. He fools people who don’t know any better into thinking that he is a “nice guy.”

      • misterjack

        The typical Xstain.

      • MusicBear88

        Trump and Pence are the Scarecrow and the Tin Man. Trump doesn’t have a brain, and Pence doesn’t have a heart.

        I said this to my mother and she said “please tell me that Melania isn’t playing Dorothy. Maybe Toto…”

      • Oh, Parker

        Nailed it!

    • Gigi
      • 2patricius2

        “And now Adam Rippon with his spectacular Fuck You Pence dance on ice!”

      • sach2

        Absolutely perfect!

    • Kruhn

      Yeah fuck you Mike Pence. Those pictures lifted my spirits after a shitty review. Those two guys are so beautifully uplifting.

  • Refugay

    This is amazing! But are those sweaters tucked in?!

    • clay

      It’s worse, the designer gave them skinny jeans, WITH CUFFS!

      • safari
        • KevInPDX

          Those are drug store cowboy/rodeo parade gloves. They need a couple ‘mos with good taste on the American teams costume committee obviously (to me) (not that I have good taste though personally).
          I’ll never complain about skinny jeans when worn well. On Olympic athletes? They should be able to pull it off just fine 😉

        • Anastasia Beaverhousen

          Sorry, I love their outfits. The Ralph Lauren Bear Sweatshirt sold out in less than a day…

  • Leo
    • Joe in PA

      goddammit…can’t we just satisfy the orange turn with hookers and blow? Someone tell him he has a yuge penis!

    • Bluto

      Versatile marines, I like the sounds of that.

  • Tom G

    I really hope they each win gold!!!!

  • RoverSerton

    Sure would be cute if they could be on each side of Pence and give him a kiss on each cheek. Mother would be so confused, worried and Pence would be thinking “This is kind of nice…..”

    • Hue-Man

      “In 2002, Mike Pence told The Hill that he never eats alone
      with a woman other than his wife and that he won’t attend events
      featuring alcohol without her by his side, either.”

      So Mother allows him to eat and drink unsupervised with gay men!

  • Cuberly Deux

    So cute.

    Good luck fellas!

  • Generic Commenter

    Yay! Only 40+ years after the publication of The Front Runner, too!

    • JWC

      there is a title from the past Once rumored to be made into a movie with Paul Newman but alas the world was unprepared

      • Generic Commenter

        The first “gay” book I ever read, liberated from the local corner drugstore when I was 11 or 12

        • JWC

          me a tad older and can’t remember where I acquired mine from but I know I bought it and read it many times Just like in later years “PS your cat is dead”

      • Steverino

        If memory serves me correctly, Paul was all gung-ho about about playing the role of Coach and he wanted Robert Redford to play the athlete, but Redford wasn’t too keen on the idea. Maybe this was just an urban legend because of their paring in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

        • JWC

          which came first the book Front runner or Sundance kid

          • Steverino

            BC&SK was released in 1969, and FR was published in 1974. The Wikipedia entry for FR states that Paul Newman was indeed interested in producing a film adaptation of FR “shortly after it was published,” as well as were several other potential producers, but nothing ever got off the ground.

          • JWC

            wonder if there would be any interest today Or after Larry is coach and athlete a taboo subject

    • Gerry Fisher

      I got around to reading it only 7 or 8 years ago, and it held up over time, IMO.

      • Generic Commenter

        Perhaps I will dust it off and read it again, but the denouement always makes me cry uncontrollably now

  • bkmn
    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      This epidemic of inappropriate fingering all started with Josh Duggar.
      Thanks Phony PerKKKins!!

      • JWC

        did you ever get my final post re pickton farm? I never saw it posted

        • Dreaming Vertebrate

          Sorry – I don’t think so. Did you mean this for me?
          Can you repost?

          • JWC

            I just said that now most of that farm has gone into real estate i had hoped a small area could have been left with some marker of the events that have happened there A grove of trees a plack But then I thought the developer might not have seen that as a selling point

          • JWC

            not for you sorry

    • MT YVR

      THANK you. I was very unnerved by the headline too…

    • Generic Commenter

      Who’s doing the ‘fingering’? That might change my opinion; also, pix! 😉

    • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

      We’ve definitely had enough unwanted fingering

      https://media.giphy.com/media/FPKpAtj49ixIk/giphy.gif

    • JCF

      “I don’t like reading headlines about Corey Lewandoski being fingered.”

      And on that, I believe you speak for ALL of us! }-p

  • Boreal

    About time we were represented at the Olympics. FuckHate.

    • DaddyRay

      Don’t mess with us

      https://i.imgur.com/TF5G5yp.gifv

      • spamky

        I have so many questions

        • The_Wretched

          Exotic pet owner, the bear is a juvenile and the dog is mature. The bear is playing the dog is tired or has hip issues.

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        That dog is as cool as a cucumber, … nonchalant and unfazed.

        • Belthazar

          LOL! The dog was like, if you don’t get the fvck away from me.

      • ohh myy

        Typical bear … chasing some tail.

        • DaddyRay

          You said that like it was a bad thing

  • DisqusD37

    Damn easy on the eyes. Kick ass, Gentlemen.

  • clay

    At yesterday’s Eagles’ parade (with only 1/3 the people some anticipated/hoped), Eagles defensive tackle Beau Allen wore the Team USA fringed gauntlet gloves.

  • Andymac3

    Love Adams tweets, he’s gay as fuck and smart as fuck too.

  • safari
  • Jay Silversmith

    Mommy must be having a conniption fit, worrying that pence the dense will get “ideas.” She’ll have to spank his naughty pee pee when they get home.

  • Lars Littlefield

    Stay queer. Come here. I want to squeeze yous.

  • bkmn

    So much good food in South Korea, I hope they like spice.

    • greenmanTN

      Love Korean food. All those tasty little veg dishes on the side!

      I’ve made cucumber Kim-chi a few times and it was really good.

      • bkmn

        For anyone who does not like spice but wants to try Korean food – go for the jap chae.

        • greenmanTN

          I’ve made that before too, but sweet potato noodles are kind of hard to find in East Tennessee. I know you’re shocked by that. 😉

          • bkmn

            Try ebay or amazon prime, if you are a member.

          • greenmanTN

            I’m sure they’re available online. I just got a Sous Vide cooker from Amazon but haven’t used it yet. I kept looking at them and looking at them until I finally said “You know you’re going to buy it eventually, so stop all this jacking off and just do it.”

            Now I’m mooning over instant pots. 😁

            I really do like to cook.

          • CharlestonDave

            Learn the sous vide. I’ve been sous viding since before sous vide was cool. It’s amazing.

          • greenmanTN

            I have steak in a pot right now. I set it for 130 for two hours based on something I read on the internet. Kosher salt, pepper, minced garlic, crushed rosemary and thyme. It’s my maiden voyage! I’ll sear it in a pan when done.

          • CharlestonDave

            Fresh garlic doesn’t work as well in sous vide, because the temperatures aren’t high enough to cook it. You’ll enjoy your steak, but next time use a pinch of dried garlic powder. I buy meat in quantity from Costco, portion it out and freeze it (seasoned) in vacuum bags, then cook the frozen bag sous vide whenever I’m in the mood. Just add 20-30 minutes for defrosting. Works great for pulled pork, too–just freeze the cooked pork, then it will defrost in the circulator and taste fresh-made in half an hour.

          • greenmanTN

            Strange but true, one of the best pulled pork recipes I’ve ever done was cooking it in a slow cooker in root beer. Dump the liquid, shred it, then put it back in with BBQ sauce. That’s it.

            In this area it’s tradition to eat it on a bun with cole slaw on top of the meat.

            I’m betting corned beef cooked sous vide is awesome.

          • Ric Kelley

            That’s the way I cook and serve my pulled pork, so easy…I buy the Caribbean style root beer…lots of ginger!

          • greenmanTN

            Eating it right now. It’s good but I overcooked It a bit, more medium/medium well than medium rare, which is what I was shooting for, perhaps when I seared it. But pretty good for my first time.

          • Ric Kelley

            My honey got me one for Xmas…used it mainly for steaks, got a small ice chest…plan to use a door know drill bit to put a hole in the top for the sous vide appliance..less evaporation….

          • CharlestonDave

            I’ve occasionally used a big Coleman ice chest to cook a whole beef tenderloin for a group, but most of the time I use a countertop Lexan with simple plastic wrap across the top.

  • ZRAinSWVA

    “Authentic self”! Love it! That is the crux of what homophobes just don’t get.

    • David Walker

      …and don’t want to. They see us as, at best, god made a mistake. If we’re using their terms, I see it more as god is creative. Somehow they just can’t imagine that…the creator of their universe just can’t be creative with “his children.” They are so fucking useless.

      • greenmanTN

        Worse than that, many don’t think god made us, but that we’re willful sinners, unworthy of respect or mercy.

        • David Walker

          Yes. They get their own special dunce caps.

      • DN

        I wanna say it was Dawkins and it was in The Greatest Show on Earth, but speaking of a fundamentally uncreative creator…. why do dogs have recognizably basically the same skeletal structure as humans? Four limbs, ribcage, pelvis, neck, skull… same for cats, rabbits, bats, reptiles….

        Why would a creator use such a limited template for basically all vertebrates?

        Creationists and apologists like to say it takes more faith to not believe in a god than to be a theist. Well I say it takes more faith to believe in an omnipotent and omniscient being with such limited creativity than to believe in evolution through natural selection over billions of years.

        • David Walker

          There is also the (currently politically incorrect) thought (!) that god was developing all of this through the dinosaurs and such…creating sea creatures that then could survive on land, &c. S/He got the basics down and then decided to go small, so he killed off the dinos and other life forms (except the cockroach, for some reason) and, using the basic design, went for it. It’s sort of like us with our full-floor computers winding up as laptops and phones, and there are many other examples. I give this credence if one believes in a god that kills things off. And it’s her/his universe, so why not?

          • DN

            I see your point but shouldn’t an all-powerful, all-knowing god do something way zanier?

            Silica-based life? Humanoid size creatures with sacs of fluid instead of a skeleton? Living helium balloon creatures floating around at 20,000 feet?

          • DN

            I’m not quite sure I get where you’re going with the last sentence. But if I’m right that you’re asserting that god has every right to just off every living thing, well I’m gonna go back to Logan’s Run for the second time on jmg today:

            “You don’t run. You kill runners. You have always killed runners.”

            “Yes, I have. But now it’s my turn. And I find I want to live.”

            Any god who wants to wipe the universe clean gets a giant fuck you from me. And I’ll be happy to say that to any such monstrosity in person!

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • Rillion

      O.O That certainly captured my attention.

    • David Walker

      I was concerned that my distaste for Weir was his femness. That doesn’t tend to get in my way of liking people, but then it became plain that it wasn’t because he’s fem, it’s because he’s an asshole. This kid, in addition to being a standout skater, seems to be a good person, too.

      • Lazycrockett

        No trust this kid has an arrogance to him also.

        • Todd20036

          He’s an olympian. His arrogance is justified.

      • Strepsi

        the SECOND PART of this sentence is what turns it from self-loathing to self-assured. Perfect.

        “Being gay isn’t what defines me,” Adam says, “but it’s a big part of who I am and I like to talk about my coming out because that’s when I started to own who I was as a person.”

      • Todd20036

        Weir is a quisling. I don’t care how gorgeous he is, he’s a quisling first and foremost.

        Rippon is no quisling. I don’t care if he’s fem. In fact, he owns it.

        Chiseled body, too

        • David Walker

          Michelangelo could not have asked for a better model.

  • #DJTK5F

    Lord have mercy….higher, faster, stronger, hotter.

  • another_steve

    Why are gay men so gorgeous?

    • #DJTK5F

      It’s an evolutionary adaptation to prevent becoming Republican.

      • another_steve

        Yes. On a related note, biologists have discovered what they’ve named the “Anti-Jesse Helms Bio-Immunology Defense Mechanism.” All gay men possess it. It’s in our genes.

        It’s designed to ensure reflexive revulsion and horror when anyone even vaguely sounding, looking or acting like (dead) Jesse Helms approaches.

    • SFBruce

      Actually, we all don’t look like this. But it helps to be comfortable in one’s own skin, in great physical condition and thrilled about what’s about to happen. Also, being under 30 doesn’t hurt.

      • another_steve

        It’s impossible/wrong to generalize, of course, but on the average I’d say queer men take better care of themselves than non-queer men.

        The reasons for this are subtle and complicated imo – but I think, generally, that’s the case.

        • JCF

          Just a 5c opinion, but to me seems fairly obvious: gay men have to appeal to other men, and men tend to have much great responses to visuals (see re porn). Hence, maximizing one’s appearance.

          • another_steve

            Perfect. Exactly.

            Males are more “influenced” – stimulated sexually – by physical appearance.

            Straight and gay.

      • David Walker

        John Mahoney had a line in “Broken Hearts Club”…something like, “We can’t all be beautiful. Some of us are just plain. I think we’re the strongest.” I can’t find a clip with that in it, but the idea of it has stayed with me since the first time I saw it.

    • because the mainstream gay media doesn’t allow anybody who doesn’t look like that to get any screen/magazine cover time.

      • another_steve

        You know, Will, that’s a very astute comment. And it’s not just something that the gay media do. Right up to the present time, most openly-gay and lesbian characters in films and TV series “have” to be knock-out gorgeous.

        Case in point: the current blockbuster gay-themed “Call Me By Your Name.”

        Both lead characters in the film are right off the covers of GQ Magazine.

    • edrex

      we moisturize.

      • another_steve

        Ooh… Let’s TALK!!!

        So I used to buy the expensive “Oil of Olay” shit, and then I discovered a generic of it in a local chain here. Probably half the price and the same. exact. thing.

        Works perfectly.

        Instead of looking like a wrinkled 65-year-old faggot, I look like a wrinkled 55-year-old faggot!

        • edrex

          i rest my case.

        • CharlestonDave

          You’re not going to give up a name or chain? Such a tease!

          • another_steve

            Lol. The chain is “Wegmans.” Don’t know how wide-spread it is across America. The product is “TopCare – Night-time Firming Cream.”

            I had a chat with this lovely lady at the counter, and she swore by it. So I tried it.

  • Leo
  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN
    • BobSF_94117

      I don’t care what he would say now. He’d be lying anyway.

      • Todd20036

        Consider this. Indiana didn’t want Pence anymore. Fucking Indiana

    • JCF

      “If Pence is so pricked by Rippon’s comments that he reportedly tried to set up a personal conversation with the figure skater…”

      To discuss gladiator movies. ;-X

  • ClevelandJim

    So fucking excited for these 2 guys!

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    I wonder what the closeted athletes feel when they see this.

    • Boreal

      Hopefully that it is safe to be themselves.

  • SFBruce

    Such a nice thing on a Friday: a joyful pic of two happy, healthy young men, who aren’t afraid to be themselves.

  • The Milkman

    I can’t even with them. So adorable. I want them to have their own TV show where they just stand around looking cute.

  • Hue-Man
    • SFBruce

      Brian Orser, a former competitor himself, is also openly gay. He also coaches Yuzuru Hanyo, a brilliant skater from Japan. As far as I know, he’s not openly gay, but he certainly seems gay to me. I certainly don’t know the figure skaing world from the inside, but their sensitivity about whether figure skating is a “real sport” and just something for gay guys has apparently made it a very homophobic place to be. But it’s encouraging that Rippon has the courage to come out while he’s still a competitor. Rudy Galindo was all by himself for way too long.

  • Ninja0980

    https://twitter.com/LambdaLegal/status/961648293003649025
    If folks wants to know why these two and others are speaking out, this is why.
    Our “ally” Trump is busy putting people on the courts who will do everything they can to turn back the clock on our rights.
    They have every right to tell the bigots to fuck off.

    • JCF

      Argh.

  • Ah, the Olympic Village. Hopefully they don’t send a reporter down there to bait guys on Grindr this year.

  • pch1013

    If what they say about Olympic athletes in the Olympic Village is true, then…

    well, let’s just say that there’s a wall in Korea upon which I would very much like to be a fly.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Well done you two and to all those of the Rainbow tribe who have worked hard to chase their dreams.

    Given that Canada is home to Pride House, I suspect the Canadian Mission is going to be lit during these games.

    Side Note: While we will be cheering for Canada, obviously, there’s a part of us that secretly hopes the U.S. does rather well, especially where these two concerned…if only the shut that smug, punchable faced Fox Douche’s mouth and the rest of their insipid audience.

  • Rillion

    I know Gus already has a boyfriend but they would make a cute couple. And I would totally hunt down their sextape if it leaked.

  • Leo
    • Treant

      It sounds likely. And there goes the last tenth of a way sane person in the WH.

      War by June.

      • Tread

        Meh, I wouldn’t call Kelly “sane” by a long shot. A racist, bigoted, pussy-grabbing enabler? Sure. And how do we know Kelly hasn’t been whispering in Trump’s ear to hit North Korea?

    • BobSF_94117

      I’m free.

      (Just in case)

    • greenmanTN

      At first I viewed Kelly as someone imposing order on the White House pandemonium, but he exposed himself as just ideogically bad as the rest. What’s scary is that his replacement will probably be even worse.

      • Tread

        What would be hilarious if he brings back Rancid Pubes.

        • edrex

          i want scaramucci back.

      • GayOldLady

        I don’t think any decent human being will work for Trump. We should have known that Kelly was flawed in a major way.

        • Dreaming Vertebrate

          It’s been a consistent pattern with every single person in the White House. They are all deplorables.

          • GayOldLady

            Absolutely! The most disgusting bunch of morally bankrupt human beings on the planet.

          • Steverino

            They are proud of being deplorables. Just call ‘em assholes. See if they wear that term as a badge of honor.

        • David Walker

          Flawed in a general way, too.

          • TuuxKabin

            And privately.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      High time Kelly goes belly-up.
      He’s another raging racist, misogynist, and all around dork.

    • GayOldLady

      I loathe Kelly but it’s absolutely incredible that anyone in the Trump administration can see John Kelly as more of a threat to Trump, than Trump is to himself. Goddam this world has turned upside down and inside out.

    • LOL.
      that’s all you can really do at this point. just laugh. shake your head in sadness and laugh.
      So, with that, here I go.
      LOL!!
      LOLOL!!!

      • PickyPecker

        Ah, back to your LOL strategerie.

        • it’s what i do best.
          well, that and fellate.

          • edrex

            and it sounds the same.

          • ChrisInKansas

            I’m listening…

      • Rambie

        It’s either laugh at the absurdity of this admistration or get depressed.
        and cry abotu it.

        Better to laugh.

    • Strepsi

      LOL. No frenzied effort required, found a replacement that meets the criteria.
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/44b434f76a3fc84770bbace2695f20db0988054da9380f85bcd170e0acdfd181.jpg

    • JCF

      I’ve heard it’s going to be Mick Mulvaney. The worst of the WORST.

      https://pics.me.me/were-no-longer-going-to-measure-compassion-by-the-number-21631899.png

  • Wait until Pence sees this! He’ll be out there anointing American athletes’ heads with holy oil, which is actually no small feat to accomplish while waving his arms in the air and babbling gibberish in tongues!

  • greenmanTN

    If you’ve never seen any of Gus Kenworthy’s skiing acrobatics, look them up. Sweet Jesus! He’s seemingly fearless.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      /seemingly flawless.

  • GayOldLady

    What they should tweet is “We’ve always been Queer and we’ve always been here, who cares whether you’re used to it or not”. We’ve always been everywhere in society, playing in every sport, working in every job, fighting in every war, living in every country, living in every neighborhood. They can’t wish us away anymore and we don’t need their permission or their acceptance to exist as equals in our society.

  • Leo

    OT3. Things are escalating folks. He might be gone faster than you think.
    https://twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/962024006009339905

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      >> Kelly … asked them to lie on his behalf.
      Well, they are all serial LIARS so this request should be no particular burden for them.

    • David Walker

      Well, he is a retired general, after all. He commands you to lie, you lie.

    • Strepsi

      “some consider untrue” – we’re well past that, media, it’s been 2 years now just say LIED

  • Leo
    • David Walker

      I feel a combination of “no shit” and “that’s nice.”

      • edrex

        it’s a weird feeling isn’t it?

      • coram nobis

        His karma just spun off the interstate.

    • Strepsi

      re: the Dem’s counter-memo: “President Donald Trump, who can either redact all or portions of the text” – how? HE CAN’T READ

  • Rex

    They have medal winning smiles, that’s for sure. And a couple of cuties that this old gay dude isn’t ashamed to admit he finds charming. The best to all the gay Olympians, even if they don’t medal, they are winners.

    • KCMC

      Olympic Adorable!

    • Strepsi

      I much prefer Millennials to my own tortured generation (X) which tries to “win people over”…. these kids know their talents, and their rights, and don’t take shit. THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        And we are the same. And after Millenials? They’re going to make Millenials seem like nuns; they simply cannot conceive that shame and non-hetero should ever go hand in hand. I’ll be dead by the time they are adults but they fill me with hope.

    • Robincho

      Sounds as though you’d like to medal in their affairs…

  • greenmanTN

    I’ve developed a crush on Gus. It’s embarrassing. I thought I was done with all that adolescent mooning, dammit! Next I’ll be pinning pictures from Tiger Beat magazine on my walls. 🙄

    https://youtu.be/UO4mPVfyUII

    • David Walker

      But why not? Well, maybe not the Tiger Beat pictures, but there is something incredibly attractive to me about young guys, starting with no wrinkles. And a head with hair. Yes, wrinkles add character and shaved heads are still in, but wrinkles are also crow’s feet and shaved heads (as opposed to bald) still bring up memories of skin heads. This is not to say that men in any age group don’t have their fascinating and fapable qualities.

      • greenmanTN

        Usually guys aren’t interesting to me until they hit their 30s, have some miles on them, know some things. It was that way even in my teens. I Was A Teenage Jailbait.

        • ChrisMorley

          Now you’re channelling another_steve.

          • greenmanTN

            The day I start crushing on Jared Kushner is the day I want you to shoot me.

          • ChrisMorley

            It was the Teenage Jailbait line that caught my eye.
            No slanderous yen for Jared intended.

          • greenmanTN

            No offense taken. I really was a hussy back then, but my view on it now is complicated, and there’s a lot of it I regret. My comments here are mostly intended to be playful, with some seriousness thrown in.

          • TuuxKabin

            Bitch, puhleeze. /S

      • Dayglo

        You don’t go to a restaurant and order leftovers, do you?

        • David Walker

          Depends, if the price is right, but NEVER if it’s pre-chewed.

  • Halou

    Best of luck to ’em.

  • geoffalnutt

    Pence – one of the most evil men on the planet. Be very careful.

    • IDavid

      Pure truth.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Trump is evil and dumb.

      Pence is evil and smart.

      I fear that we can handle dumb– as long as we have the nuclear codes under wraps.

  • edrex

    oh, i’m used to it.

  • Hank

    Dibbs on Gus Kenworthy!!!! 😍

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Line starts around the corner, hon.

  • Professor Barnhardt
  • Bitch has a nice belt, Bravo. i love those kinds.

    that sadly shallow thing said, hee! doesn’t this just want you wish you could crush Johnny whathisname’s face in with a soft, rotten egg and a potato masher?

    sportsball is what it is, and the IOC is one of the world’s most literally corrupt organizations. still, i love these young people. maybe you know the work it takes, to get to this level of your preferred sport. to be forced in the closet like the whole skating community is, for example, needs to be a thing that dies. now. glad to see that happening.

    now, to be a Debbie Downer, let’s talk about skating and rape. come on, real intelligent people. you *know* that is a crime and sex scandal just waiting to explode. it’s sad, but a big part of why i don’t consume much Olympic media anymore. wow, are the folks who run that whole thing Evil. like, in every way.

  • Dayglo

    So proud of them both … and so embarrassed that they’re made to wear those dollar store sweaters.

    • coram nobis

      They look like ugly Christmas sweaters. The gloves aren’t terribly pretty either.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    We look like those two guys.

    The Right looks like her.

    God is definitely Queer.

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/RwiDz9nexfI/maxresdefault.jpg

    • Dayglo

      She gets me hot and bothered. Mostly bothered.

      • Gianni

        Agreed, along with annoyed, irritated, and pissed off.

  • coram nobis
    • coram nobis
    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Although this does beg the question: I love Bermuda shorts and yes, would gladly wear them with dress shoes and of course the requisite over the calf socks. But do the socks have to match the jacket or can they accentuate the colors of the shirt? Example: I would wear a patterned sock that matches the color of the shirt in a heartbeat but matching solid socks with solid jacket– no offense to the above, makes me think of nuns. Is this Bermuda Shorts Formal Wear?

    • Bambino

      They should be boycotting the reversal of the same sex marriage law by taking off their Bermuda shorts.

      • coram nobis

        They look like they’re in red boxer shorts.

        • Oscarlating Wildely

          It’s the knee line. The shorts have to touch the top of the muscle that holds in the kneecap (no, don’t know it’s name; failed anatomy) without going over to the top of the shin. Boxers are usually upper third of the thigh. Lower than the knee: skater or board shorts and hence, Old Navy sale in August.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      I always thought garish plaid was an essential part of bermuda shorts.

  • Gigi

    I have to admit, seeing the pictures of Gus & Adam being out and proud together at the Olympics made me a bit weepy. When I was kid I never imagined I’d see something like this in my lifetime. Never imagined I’d have the life that I do today. While it’s important to keep fighting for our rights we mustn’t forgot how far we’re come. I almost didn’t make it, but I’m so very glad that I did.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Agreed. And I have to note that they’re also cute and cuddly as fuck!

      • Gigi

        I hadn’t noticed.

    • Dayglo

      When I was growing up, I would watch the David Susskind Show because he’d feature topics like “The Homosexual Dilemma.” He’d have gay men on but they’d blur their faces as if they were mob informants. It’s no wonder that so many queer people were (and are) self loathing.

      • Strepsi

        …and it wasn’t just casting aspersions on them, if their faces weren’t blurred their lives actually WOULD be over! I love the young generation today, it took me a loooong time to overcome the total assumption of our generation that we’d die alone and unloved.

      • Gigi

        I used to watch Donohue. He had a show on transsexuals once and after watching it I started saving for my sexual reassignment surgery. Boy was I happy when I found a Blueboy magazine and realized my feelings for boys were because I was gay and not in the wrong body.

        • Gianni

          I remember one show he had on a trans guest, but only one small part of that show stuck in my mind. I don’t remember her name, but the audience chuckled or laughed at something said by her and she stood and tongue-lashed the audience telling them to stop laughing, that they came there to learn something from her and about her life, etc. It was stunning to see and hear. She had no fear at all. Donohue sat there and let her tear into that audience.

          • Gigi

            I remember seeing a group of women (male-to-female) describing how they always felt “different” and didn’t feel that they “fit in.” At least that’s what I took from their adult conversation. I was in grade 5 at the time. This hit home with me so I thought, “This must be why I feel the way I do.” I started saving for my operation. Then I realized that I wasn’t trans, I was gay. Thanks, Blueboy!

      • ChrisMorley

        It’s the repetitive chronic humiliations many of us grow up immersed in that causes the sense of gay shame.

        On point article in Guardian yesterday:
        Self-loathing among gay people is nothing new. We’re overwhelmed by it
        – So much focus has been on winning rights that we’ve missed the suffering of those still struggling with gay shame

        https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/feb/08/self-loathing-gay-people-shame

      • Gianni

        You are the only other person I’ve ever heard mention The David Susskind Show. I would watch every show that had gay guests. There was nothing out there for me to relate to and seeing and hearing adult gay men and women speak about their experiences in society and their determination to make it better for us is emblazoned in my memory. It was very emotional for me to see and hear.

  • Mark McGovern

    Those boys are totally 1000% adorable.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Agreed. And for this slamming on the outfits, I see someone’s point on the sweater perhaps but sheepskin over the wrist gloves: that shit is warm as hell. Would love a pair.

  • 2patricius2

    Wonderful!

  • MikeBx2

    I could definitely get used to that. More please. 😉

  • William

    Don’t do or say anything political boys, the Olympic Committee frowns on that sort of thing.

  • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson
    • Gianni

      Ooh fa!

    • Strepsi

      He’s like Robb Stark in a humpy American package. I’m in.

  • misterjack

    I have a hankering for a Gus and Adam sammich.

  • Tiger Quinn

    I’m not surprised that Kenworthy stapled himself to this – I’m just surprised he has a shirt on.

  • lukefromcanada

    I know it sound shallow but Gus kenworthy’s teeth freak me out, they seem too perfect.

  • JCF

    Makes me PROUD! 😀

    …as a queer person. As an American? No, not while that OBSCENITY is in the White House.

    • Ann Kah

      It should be “proud anyway”.

  • JD

    and Canada steps up to host Pride House at Canada House when funding is insufficient to create a stand along Pride House … we need to stay visible in significant ways to avoid a repeat of the post-Weimar fall

  • glass

    I doubt these two are a couple, but they make a really great looking couple.

  • Tiger Quinn

    Of course JMG just slobbers all over Kentworthy, regardless of whether he did jack shit for our community.

  • SilasMarner

    You go guys. Keep giving Pence a big “FUCK YOU” every chance you get. Grab the headlines first!!!