Just hours after Olympian Gus Kenworthy came out on the cover of ESPN, singer Miley Cyrus and retired NBA player Jason Collins offered their support.

(Related: Gus Kenworthy: I am gay.)

Cyrus, who had been linked to Kenworthy, applauded in an Instagram post his coming out.

“Never have I ever been prouder to call @guskenworthy my friend!” Cyrus wrote. “(and he's a bad ass fucking Olympic athlete) He is showing all of us what it means to be courageous and PROUD of who we are!”

“You have won so much more than any medal …. You have won FREEDOM! I can't wait to see what you and I can do with @happyhippiefdn together!” she said, a reference to her recently launched Happy Hippie Foundation to help homeless LGBT youth.

“You are making it possible to shine light on the LGBTQ community in front of a whole new world! So much respect for you,” she added.

Collins strung together emojis for clapping, gay rainbow and trophy and the hashtags #pride, #lgbt and #awesome in a tweet responding to Kenworthy's coming out.