LGBTQ+ Athletes Competing In 2022 Winter Olympics

This year’s Winter Olympics looks to be record-breaking for queer athletes.

For the Winter Olympics (usually the second fiddle of the two Olympic siblings), the amount of LGBTQ+ people who take part is significantly lower. 

The 2021 summer olympics featured 185 out LGBTQ+ athletes competing during those games, an amount that is more than every other LGBTQ+ person in every other summer and winter olympics combined, according to Out Sports. The previous 2018 Winter Olympics had 15 queer people in total. 

With that in mind, this year looks to be a record-breaking year for team LGBTQ+ at this years olympics, with an already record breaking number of athletes in just one sport, as figure skating already has seven out individuals, including the first non-binary athlete, confirmed to take the ice next month.

The games are scheduled to take place from February 4 to 20 in Beijing, and are far from being concrete, as a lot can happen between now and then. Still, here is the list of confirmed queer athletes heading to China for gold.

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