Meet the LGBTQ Athletes Competing at the Olympics
The 2020 Summer Olympics is already a historical event, especially since it takes place a year after they were initially scheduled. However, what really makes this year special is the fact that there are more LGBTQ+ athletes than ever before. There have been at least 168 people who have come out as members of the LGBTQ community out of 11,000 Olympians competing in Tokyo. Some sources even suggest that there are even more athletes than that!
Today, we wanted to highlight some of the openly LGBTQ athletes who are living their best life. They've come out, and they're hoping to inspire some future Olympians to do the same. Some of them have been in the spotlight forever – looking at you, Megan Rapinoe – while others are just now stepping into the public eye.