The Olympic skier has some special words for Trump and reveals his fears for the LGBT community.
Gus Kenworthy has been very vocal about his support for the LGBT community on his social media channels. However the former Attitude cover star had to take a break from the platforms after Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, Gay Star News reports.
Kenworthy returned to Instagram with a new snap on Wednesday (November 16) and explained why he took a break following the election.
Alongside the photo, Kenworthy wrote: “I’ve been really upset about the results of our Presidential election and the aftermath of it.”
“It blows my mind that we’ve somehow voted into office a president who, has never had any political experience and who, during his campaign, mocked a man with a physical disability, made openly racist remarks, was in a video that surfaced talking about sexually assaulting women and who refuses to release his tax returns.”
He continued his lengthy post, stating that there’s no “solution” to the situation.
“The streets are becoming littered with swastikas and other similar graffiti. And the worst part of all of it, is that it seems like there’s no solution.”
“Our Vice President, Mike Pence, is even worse. For one, he believes in gay conversion therapy, a theory that a gay person can be tortured with electric shocks and converted into being straight. It’s disgusting.”
Kenworthy states that he was anxious about sharing his thoughts and feelings about the election, but thinks, “it’s important that we speak up for how we feel and what we believe in.”
He ends the post by saying, “I am fearful for our country. I am fearful for my LGBTQ family and for all the other minority groups in the US.”