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Of the dozens of openly gay athletes competing at the Rio Olympics, none are from China

2 months ago
Amedeo Tumolillo
here are 52 competitors and coaches out of the 11,000 at the Rio Olympics who are openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex, but none are Chinese. "The environment isn’t here for sexual minorities to come out yet," said a spokesperson for LGBT Rights Advocacy China.
By Amedeo Tumolillo
Amedeo Tumolillo is the editor-in-chief of SupChina and award-winning multimedia journalist. He previously worked at The New York Times and Spectrum. Follow him on Twitter at @hellotumo.