Meet the women who’ll be making Tokyo a little more 🌈 this summer…


Seeing role models play your sport can make all the difference for young athletes or fans. With the much-awaited Tokyo Olympics right around the corner, and more LGBTQIA+ competitors than ever (a whopping 142, according to OutSports) it’s time we got to know some of them a little better! 

From a world champion weightlifter to more than a whole squad of LGBTQIA+ female footballers, if this list of incredible athletes doesn’t inspire you, then we don’t know what will…

Megan Rapinoe, Football, USA

Kellie Harrington, Boxing, Ireland

Laurel Hubbard, Weightlifting, New Zealand 

Demi Stokes, Football, Britain

Carly Telford, Football, Britain

Rachel Daly, Football, Britain

Fran Kirby, Football, Britain

Jill Scott, Football, Britain

Mel Reid, Golf, Britain

Celia Quansah, Rugby, Britain

Megan Jones, Rugby, Britain

Saskia Budgett, Rowing, Britain

Georgia Simmerling, Cycling, Canada

Susannah Townsend, Field Hockey, Britain

Lina Hurtig, Football, Sweden

Kayla Miracle, Wrestling, USA

Silvana Lima, Surfing, Brazil

Erica Sullivan, Swimming, USA

Good luck to you all! 🥇🥈🥉

For a full list of all the LGBTQIA+ competitors in 2021 Olympics, visit

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