Lgbti Athletes

LGBTI Equality: The Lost Legacy of the London Games?

Kevin Childs | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK
Kevin Childs

The Paralympics opening ceremony seemed to re-enforce the message of inclusiveness, ending with a rip-roaring rendition of that very gay anthem 'I am what I am' by Beverley Knight. But let's not get over excited. Those 25 out gay Olympians and Paralympians begin to look less than included when you consider the thousands who have taken part so far. What is it about modern sport that closes the door on sexual identity?