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Only 10 openly gay athletes in Beijing

Elsewhere on Outsports, I examine why the number of openly gay and lesbian Olympians in 2008 is only 10. The original article said five until a reader alerted me about U.S. soccer player Natasha Kai. In addition, we have now added four more lesbian Olympians, plus a bisexual softball player. Australian diver Matthew Mitcham, right, is the only male we could find this year who is openly gay. The story has a lot of detail on why this is, including the theory of a gay former gymnast. Read about the 10 openly gay Olympians in Beijing.