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!