Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Yes, there will be LGBTQ+ athletes at the 2024 Olympics in Paris

The 2024 Olympics in Paris, France, are nearly here and, every time the Olympics come around, it's a chance for some of the best athletes from around the world to get together, compete, and celebrate. 

And many of those elite athletes are part of the LGBTQ+ community. There are over 170 publicly out LGBTQ+ athletes at Tokyo Summer Olympics in 2021.

Fortunately, the Olympics has been a place where queer athletes like Greg Louganis, Sue Bird, Tom Daley, Megan Rapinoe, and Adam Rippon have become beloved international stars. 

And now, it's time for another generation of LGBTQ+ athletes to rise to the occasion. Here are some of the LGBTQ+ athletes who have qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympics, until now:

  • Dan Jervis, Great Britain, swimming.
  • Sha'Carri Richardson, USA, track.
  • Robbie Manson, New Zealand, rowing.
  • Chelsea Gray, USA, basketball.
  • Campbell Harrison, Australia, climbing.
  • Nikki Hiltz, USA, track and field.
  • Tom Daley, Great Britain, diving.
  • Timo Cavelius, Germany, judo.
  • Elke Vanhoof, Belgium, BMX.
  • Hergie Bacyadan, Philippines, boxing.
  • Alexia Putellas, Spain, soccer.

And many more!

Paris Olympics 2024 are held from July 26 to August 11

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