The Tokyo Olympics shows a willingness to accept LGBTQ+ athletes and they have openly discussed this issue concerning sexuality and gender equality on international forums. Tokyo Olympics makes things easy for sexual minorities in elite sports.
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Tokyo Olympics Lower Hurdles for Sexual Minorities in Elite Sports
This has started when many talented and famous athletes have come out honestly regarding their sexuality. Former member of the national women’s rugby team, Airi Murakami came out about her sexuality and she told that she is in a same-sex relationship. She further stated:
“I had lived my life worried about what others think but I was saved by a community who accepted me for who I am,”
“Now that my doubts are gone I too want to use my voice and help others,”
Japan’s top-flight in women’s soccer league, Yu Oshima also revealed his sexuality as a transgender man. He states this in his statement:
“It would be great if I get to express thanks to my family and friends who have always supported me, and prove that people like me exist, in a place that celebrates our differences.”
Now world is changing and gender equality is being accepted on international forums. What do you think about this news. Are you in favor or against it? Do let us know about your thoughts in the comments section below! Stay tuned for more sports updates.
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