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Check Out These LGBT Athletes Heading To The Winter Olympics

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The winter olympics are just around the corner, will Australia have another Steven Bradbury moment?

by Kirsty

It doesn’t snow much in Australia, but that doesn’t stop us from having bad ass winter olympic athletes! Out of the 51 strong, we’re being represented by two LGBT athletes. Let’s check them out!

Barbara Jezeršek – Cross-country Skiing

Belle Brockhoff – Snowboard Cross

We’re not the only nation with LGBT winter olympic athletes, let’s take a look at everyone else.

USA – Adam Rippon – Figure Skater

USA – Gus Kenworthy – Freestyle Skier

Austria – Daniela Iraschko- Stolz – Ski Jumper

Canada – Eric Radford – Figure Skater

Netherlands – Cheryl Maas – Halfpipe Snowboarder

Netherlands – Ireen Wüst – Speed Skater

Only 0.2% of the athlete contingency identify as gay or bisexual, which is far too small a number, but is up from the last winter olympics which were held in Russia. We wish all the athletes luck in their events!

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