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Historic number of out LGBTQ+ athletes competing 2021 Olympics

  After postponing the 2020 Olympic games, many athletes were forced to the sidelines. Due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, events and social gatherings were paused as more people were infected. But as the 2021 games draw near, we are getting to know some of the faces competing for their countries. According to a report by Outsports, the number of LGBTQ+ athletes is more than have participated at all other Summer Games combined. More than 140 athletes who are publicly out as LGBTQ+ are headed to the Olympics, beginning one week from today. This makes this year’s Games the most inclusive in history. Overall, there are eight times more openly queer women athletes than men. While the US...

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