Gay athletes in Beijing

  • germanguy888

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    Aug 10, 2008 1:02 PM GMT
    Hey i was just wondering if there were any gay athletes competing from any nation in Beijing this olympics. If you guys know any let me know because i'm curious.
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    Aug 10, 2008 2:22 PM GMT
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    http://www.outsports.com/os/index.php/Olympics/2008/In-Beijing-Olympics-only-5-openly-gay-athletes.html

    Of the 10,708 athletes who will march into Beijing’s Bird’s Nest Olympic stadium on Friday, Outsports is aware of only 10 who are publicly gay, on par with the 2004 Games. There is also a bisexual American softball player.

    Of the 10 publicly gay Olympians this year, only one is a man: Matthew Mitcham (Australia, diving). The out lesbians are: Judith Arndt (Germany, cycling), Imke Duplitzer (Germany, fencing), Gro Hammerseng and Katja Nyberg (Norway, handball and a lesbian couple), Natasha Kai (U.S., soccer), Lauren Lappin (U.S., softball); Victoria "Vickan" Svensson (Sweden, soccer); Rennae Stubbs (Australia, tennis) and Linda Bresonik (Germany, soccer).
  • TexanMan82

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    Aug 10, 2008 2:47 PM GMT
    In my mind, the entire men's gymnastics team is
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    Aug 10, 2008 2:51 PM GMT
    He is such a cutie icon_biggrin.gif

    Here is his interview with advocate.com

    http://www.advocate.com/issue_story_ektid58427.asp

    From what I heard he`s the first gay Australian to come out before attending the Olympics (There have been others who came out after) He will be competing in the 10-meter platform diving I believe and may have a chance in winning metals.Fingers crossed.
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    Aug 10, 2008 3:59 PM GMT
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-ZTMBAZxyY


    icon_eek.gifOMG he can speak Chinese!!I`m in love!icon_redface.gif