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The Out Athletes of the Rio Olympics 

The Advocate has done a great job compiling the roster of LGBT athletes who will compete at the Summer Olympics. We are hearing the event (and Rio) is a wreck some but let’s take a look at the athletic  members of our community heading to the Games.

These games are chock-full of openly LGBT athletes and could be the most diverse Olympics yet. Here are the 33 men and women of Rio who are doing us proud. Get the gold, gays! FYI: Opening ceremonies kick off August 5.  

Tom Daley and diving partner Daniel Goodfellow


Seimone Augustus – USA, Basketball


Tom Bosworth – UK, Race Walking / Athletics


Robbie Manson – New Zealand, Rowing


Ian Matos – Brazil, Diving


Check out the remaining out athletes here.

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