A Brief History of LGBTQ+ Olympians

Author: Alex Cooper

Christine Witty of the U.S. places fifth in 500-meter cycling in Sydney. She won a silver medal in speed skating in the 1998 Winter Games in Nagano, Japan, and gold at Salt Lake City in 2002. Witty, a lesbian, was only the ninth American to compete in both the winter and summer games and is so far the only out LGBTQ+ athlete to do so.

Original Article on The Advocate
Author: Alex Cooper


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