NYT: Fifty-two competitors and coaches who are openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex are participating in the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, according to figures from Outsports, a website for gay and lesbian sports news.

Though the number is still only a small fraction of the around 11,000 athletes in competition around Rio, it is higher than before. There were just 10 in Beijing’s own Games in 2008 and 23 in London’s in 2012, said Mr. Peng, a spokesman for LGBT Rights Advocacy China, a group that focuses on the legal rights of sexual minorities.