Tom Daley is perhaps the most high profile Gay Olympian in the Rio 2016 Olympics but there are more out LGBT Olympians in this years games then in any other year.

In a games that has been marred by casual homophobia in the media and outright douchbaggery by publications like The Daily Beast the class and grace shown by many of our LGBT Olympians is to be admired as much and their sporting prowess.

Almost 50 Out Olympians are competing in Sports live diving, swimming, track and field, boxing, gymnastics, equestrian, rugby, soccer, basketball, handball, rowing, kayaking, hockey, pole-vault, javelin and many others.

Pink News published this list of out Olympians. Click here for the original article

Amini Fonua (Tonga, swimming)

Nicola Adams (Great Britain, boxing)

Seimone Augustus (USA, basketball)

Tom Bosworth (Great Britain, race walk)

Dutee Chand (India, track & field)

Tom Daley (Great Britain, diving)

Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel (Netherlands, field hockey)

Lisa Dahlkvist (Sweden, soccer)

Katie Duncan (New Zealand, soccer)

Nilla Fisher (Sweden, soccer)

Larissa França (Brazil, beach volleyball)

Kelly Griffin (USA, rugby)

Edward Gal (Netherlands, equestrian)

Brittney Griner (USA, basketball)

Carl Hester (Great Britain, equestrian)

Michelle Heyman (Australia, soccer)

Mélanie Henique (France, swimming)

Stephanie Labbe (Canada, soccer)

Alexandra Lacrabère (France, handball)

Hedvig Lindahl (Sweden, soccer)

Ari-Pekka Liukkonen (Finland, swimming)

Robbie Manson (New Zealand, rowing)

Hans Peter Minderhoud (Netherlands, equestrian)

Angel McCoughtry (USA, basketball)

Ian Matos (Brazil, diving)

Nadine Müller (Germany, discus)

Marie-Eve Nault (Canada, soccer)

Ashley Nee (USA, kayak whitewater slalom)

Maartje Paumen (Netherlands, field hockey)

Mayssa Pessoa (Brazil, handball)

Jillion Potter (USA, rugby)

Megan Rapinoe (USA, soccer)

Helen Richardson-Walsh (Great Britain, field hockey)

Kate Richardson-Walsh (Great Britain, field hockey)

Carolina Seger (Sweden, soccer)

Caster Semenya (South Africa, track & field)

Martina Strut (Germany, pole vault)

Melissa Tancredi (Canada, soccer)

Susannah Townsend (Great Britain, field hockey)

Sunette Stella Viljoen (South Africa, javelin)

Julia Vasconcelos (Brazil, taekowndo).

Jeffrey Wammes (Netherlands, gymnastics)

Spencer Wilton (Great Britain, equestrian)

Good luck you all of them

One thought on “LGBT HEROES. Our LGBT Olympians

  • August 15, 2016 at 6:38 am

    it’s good to see so many open and proud athletes.

    this proves to anyone that being gay doesn’t stop you from reaching for your own dream.

    I remember growing up, no way would anyone have been openly gay at the olympics


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