Gus Kenworthy Gives College Student Courage To Come Out

Fearless is a new digital series presented by Ellen DeGeneres and hosted by model Ashley Graham. Its aim is to empower “everyday people to be totally, unapologetically fearless,” according to a press release.

On the latest episode, Graham enlisted Olympic freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy to offer words of encouragement to John, a 20-year-old college student from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. John wants to come out to his parents but is a bit terrified about their reaction.

Kenworthy, who publicly came out in a 2015 ESPN cover story, shares with John “I knew that, in a way, nothing was gonna change, and at the exact same time, everything was about to change. When I actually came out, it was so positive. The reaction was amazing.”

Watch the latest episode of Fearless below.

Fearless: Ashley Graham & Olympian Gus Kenworthy Give College Student Courage to Come Out