Lez get real about something: Lesbians love the Olympics. For whatever reason, those of us who were born with irrepressible Sapphic desires get really riled up during any kind of competitive sports game, right? And the Olympics? Well, the Olympics are the holy grail of sporty lesbiana, baby! Lucky for us darling dykes, bi babes, and queer kittens: the Olympics this year are going to be the BEST. OLYMPICS. EVER.
Why, dear why?
‘Cause they’re super-duper gay, honey. There will be a record of 14 publicly out LGBTQ athletes at the 2018 Olympics, which will take place in Pyeongchang, South Korea (I definitely had to google the spelling of “Pyeongchang”).
In 2018 there are *seven* more out athletes than there were in the last winter Olympics (2014) which means the number of out athletes has doubled! Let’s bestow a big fat yesssssss, to the art of ~progress~ baby. The winter Olympics still haven’t caught up to the 56 out Olympians at the summer 2016 Olympics, but hey! It’s not a remotely fair comparison seeing as the summer Olympics have soccer. We all know soccer is like, the gayest sport to ever exist!
So let’s take a look at all the fab LGBTQ athletes that will be competing in South Korea this year! This year I will be rooting for all of my rainbow spirited brothers and sisters from all over the world!
Emilia Andersson Ramboldt, Country: Sweden, Sport: ice hockey
Belle Brockhoff, Country: Australia, Sport: snowboarding
Brittany Bowe, Country: USA, Sport: speedskating
Jorik Hendrickx, Country: Belgium, Sport: figure skating
Daniela Iraschko-Stolz, Country: Austria, Sport: ski jumping
Barbara Jezeršek, Country: Australia, Sport: cross-country skiing
Gus Kenworthy, Country: USA, Sport: slopestyle freeskiing
Cheryl Maas, Country: Netherlands, Sport: snowboarding
Simona Meiler, Country: Switzerland, Sport: snowboarding
Sarka Pancochova, Country: the Czech Republic, Sport: snowboarding
Eric Radford, Country: Canada, Sport: pairs figure skating
Adam Rippon, Country: USA, Sport: figure skating
Sophie Vercruyssen, Country: Belgium, Sport: bobsled
Ireen Wüst Country: Netherlands, Sport: speed skating