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Medal Count for Openly Gay & Lesbian Athletes

London 2012 OlympicsOf this year’s 23 openly gay and lesbian Olympians, 10 took home seven medals.
Here’s the breakdown:

  • Seimone Augustus of U.S. Women’s Basketball team
  • Carl Hester of Great Britain’s Dressage team
  • Marilyn Agliotti, Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel, Kim Lammers and Maartje Paumen of Netherlands’ field hockey team. (These four players' medals are counted as one in the overall medal count.)
  • Megan Rapinoe of U.S. Women’s soccer team


  • Judith Arndt of Germany’s cycling team, who was the first of the 23 to medal.


  • Edward Gal of Netherlands’ dressage team
  • Lisa Raymond of U.S. tennis team

LGBT Olympians are teammates and competitors first and foremost, but they are also highly visible role models who send a powerful message to LGBT youth and all who watch the games that LGBT people can compete, win and inspire just like anyone else.
H/T SB Nation

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