Team USA, with a couple out LGBTQ athletes and a coach, has won a gold medal at the Parapan American Games.
The United States team beat Canada in the final, 62-56, to secure a guaranteed spot in the 2024 Paris Paralympic Games.
Amongst the Team USA gold-medal roster are a few publicly out LGBTQ people:
Eaton wasn’t shy to share her first international gold medal:
The United States of America has been a powerhouse in women’s wheelchair basketball. Since the 1988 Paralympics, Team USA has won four of the nine golds, winning three other medals as well. No nation has won more women’s wheelchair basketball Paralympic medals — nine — than the United States.