There’s no doubt that hundreds, if not thousands of LGBT athletes have competed in the modern Olympics. Here are a few who have made us proud.
Now that the Olympic torch is ablaze in London, we can’t help but think about all of the gay athletes, out and closeted, to represent their countries doing what they do best. Outsports has compiled more than 100 athletes who have done just that, and what’s impressive is that 52% of LGBT-identified athletes on their list have earned at least one shiny piece of medal.
And for the record, the gayest Olympic sports — that is, the sports with the most openly gay Olympic athletes — are soccer, track & field, swimming, and equestrian. Click through for ten members of the historical Team LGBT.