Yesterday (22th October 2016) marked a year since Gus Kenworthy came out as gay.

Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy celebrated a year since coming out as gay yesterday by posting a picture on his Instagram.

The 25-year-old former Attitude cover star was one of the first men from the world of action sports to come out.

After coming out last year on twitter with the same picture, Gus Kenworthy took to Instagram to share how life has been since coming out.

Writing on the post that since coming out he has “started to love myself, a big step for someone who spent their adolescence in self-contempt.”

The sports star, who recently celebrated national coming out day, continued by writing: “I’ve witnessed myself swell with pride while holding my guy’s hand walking down the street; no longer dictated by fear to walk with my hands in my pockets acting like the person I loved was merely a friend, an acquaintance.”

He ends the post by thanking all of his supporters and says that since coming out he has “Ultimately, for the first time in my life, I got to feel free.”