Olympian Gus Kenworthy to headline DNC gala after snubbing Trump's White House invite

Kenworthy was among several notable Olympians who turned down the White House.

U.S. Olympic silver medalist and professional freestyle skier, Gus Kenworthy, is launching himself into partisan politics.

“I couldn’t be more excited to join the DNC at their LGBTQ Gala this Pride season. Over the last year, the Trump-Pence administration has pushed our community to the sidelines, attacking us for who we are and who we love,” Kenworthy wrote to ABC News in a statement.

“It’s time we take a stand against this administration by electing representatives this upcoming November who actively support and believe in equality for everyone,” he said.

Kenworthy shared stories with his Twitter followers Friday about what he said were the large number of his fellow Olympians who missed the White House event, adding, “The resistance is real.”

In a Proctor and Gamble commercial that aired during this year’s Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Kenworthy described coming out about his sexuality and wore a shirt that read, “My mom loves this gay.”

“Freeskiing is such a macho sport that I felt like I couldn’t show my true self, but with every person that I told, I felt so liberated,” he said in the ad.

Kenworthy -- from Telluride, Colorado -- won a freestyle skiing Olympic silver medal in the men’s slopestyle event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games. This year, he came up short and finished 12th.