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(VIDEO) Record Number of LGBTQ Athletes Set to Compete at the Tokyo Olympics

More than 120 out lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and nonbinary athletes will compete in the Tokyo Olympics, making this year’s Games the most inclusive in history, according to a new report compiled by news outlet Outsports.

More than 120 out lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and nonbinary athletes will compete in the Tokyo Olympics, making this year’s Games the most inclusive in history, according to a new report compiled by news outlet Outsports. The website—whose list includes athletes that have come out to the media or are out on social media sites—has so far counted 121 out LGBTQ athletes who are set to travel to Japan for the Olympics, which begin on July 23. That’s a significant increase from the 56 out LGBTQ athletes Outsports counted at the 2016 Rio Games, and the 23 out Olympians in the 2012 Summer Games.

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