USA Olympians proclamation

'We're queer. Get used to it'


The Olympics is an incredible opportunity for the world to synchronize its attention on a pressing issue, but this year Team USA is creating tension even within the United States.

For the two "out" male athletes competing for medals under the American flag, every move will be scrutinized asserts "QUERRTY’s Dan Tracer.

So thank the ghost of Sylvester that Gus Kenworthy and Adam Rippon have decided to test out their microphone from Pyeongchang with this clear message on Feb. 9: "We're here. We're queer. Get used to it."

“We’re here. We’re queer. Get used to it,” the saying goes, echoing a slogan that dates back to Queer Nation and the HIV/AIDS activism of the early ’90s and beyond.

This is the America we should feel proud to bring to the world stage, despite what some may argue. Yes, straight people can be proud of inclusion, too.