Skier Gus Kenworthy made his Celebrity Family Feud appearance a teachable moment for host Steve Harvey and viewers, educating them about LGBTQ youth who are disowned by their families after they come out.
Said Kenworthy to Harvey when asked about the charity for which he was playing:
“When I came out as gay to my family, they were completely loving and supportive, but unfortunately, that’s not a reality for a lot of LGBT youth, and so when they tell their parents a lot of kids end up on the streets and so the Happy Hippie Foundation is for LGBT at-risk youth.”
“Really?”, asked Steve Harvey. “I guess I don’t get that part, you know. If it’s my kid, it’s my kid. I don’t know how I would stop loving my kid, man. That ain’t gettin ready to happen.”
The Happy Hippie Foundation was founded by Kenworthy’s friend Miley Cyrus.