Los Angeles City Hall is featuring a Portraits Of Pride exhibit this month highlighting some of the LGBTQ American Olympians who have helped blaze a trail for athletes across sports.
City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell is the man behind the effort to elevate the profiles of these important athletes.
On Tuesday, O’Farrell hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the exhibit at Los Angeles City Hall, bringing together out LGBTQ city officials like Ron Galperin and Kevin James, along with Olympic legend Greg Louganis.
Outsports curated the list of athletes to be included and wrote brief introductions for each athlete. It was important to make sure there was a diverse cross-section of gender, race, ability, sexual orientation and gender identity.
For O’Farrell, sports and fitness are his passions. He was a competitive gymnast in high school and also played baseball as a youth. As an adult and in college he dove and played tennis.
You can check out the exhibit at Los Angeles City Hall and see the recap of the day’s ribbon-cutting at NBC4.
The athletes in the photo exhibit include:
Seimone Augustus, basketball
Julie Chu, hockey
Sue Bird, basketball
Brittany Bowe, speed skating
Vicky Galindo, softball
Caitlyn Jenner, track & field
Megan Rapinoe, soccer
Abby Wambach, soccer
Stephanie Wheeler, wheelchair basketball
Babe Didrikson Zaharias, track & field
Brian Boitano, figure skating
Randy Gardner, figure skating
Bruce Hayes, swimming
Gus Kenworthy, skiing
Greg Louganis, diving
Adam Rippon, figure skating
Robbie Rogers, soccer
Johnny Weir, figure skating