A Record Number of Queer Participants at the Tokyo Paralympics

This year, 27 openly queer people from eight countries will take part in the Paralympic Games, which is twice the rate of the previous Paralympic Games. “We hope that more athletes will participate in the future, because it is important for all people with disabilities to have a positive role model,” said a representative of one of the NGOs.

Most of the openly queer people at the current Paralympic Championships are women. Among them, a basketball player couple – Robin Love and Lori Williams. They were married before the pandemic began.

Two non-binary people also take part in the Paralympics: Robin Lambard and Maria “Maz” Strong. “As it turned out, my dreams came true, I am a participant in the Paralympics,” said Robin.

“I like to emphasize that we are queer Paralympians, because I think we still have a long way to go. However, the society has become more receptive, “said American volleyball player Monique Matthews.

source: nbcnews.com

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