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After the 2020 Paralympics, gender-diverse athletes aren’t going anywhere

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53% of the out Paralympians on Team LGBTQ won medals. That’s impressive

Out athletes at the Tokyo Paralympics showed that being out can also mean being successful in sports.

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Team LGBTQ ends Tokyo Paralympics in 15th place in medal count

In the Paralympics medal count, Team LGBTQ was just ahead of Spain, Hungary and Poland.

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At least 36 out LGBTQ Paralympians are competing in Tokyo, by far a record

Three dozen out LGBTQ Paralympians are headed to Tokyo, triple the number in Rio.

Out Paralympian Asya Miller, Team USA win silver medal in women’s goalball

Miller netted one goal in Team USA’s 9-2 loss Friday, claiming her fifth Paralympics medal.

Hat trick! Crystal Lane-Wright battles pouring rain to earn a third Paralympic silver

A game effort in the Women’s C4-5 Road Race completes the best Paralympics of her career.

Out and golden: Ireland’s Katie-George Dunlevy races to repeat title in time trial

She and pilot Eve McCrystal net their second Paralympic medal in Tokyo and defend the women’s B time trial gold they earned in Rio.

Britain’s Crystal Lane-Wright becomes Team LGBTQ’s second multi-medalist

A second silver for Lane-Wright comes in the individual time trial.

Out Rower Moran Samuel wins first silver medal in her third Paralympics

After earning a bronze in Rio 2016, Samuel does herself one better to take home a single sculls silver medal in Tokyo.

Alana Maldonado won’t take off her gold medal until she sees her girlfriend back home

Maldonado won Paralympic gold five years after falling just short in Rio.

Lee Pearson has now won 14 Paralympic gold medals, 14th most all-time

Pearson’s three golds in Tokyo for Great Britain cements this gay rider’s legend status.

Robyn Lambird becomes first ever out non-binary Paralympics medalist

Lambird’s bronze medal win in the women’s 100m T34 on Sunday marked another historic moment for non-binary athletes.

Katie-George Dunlevy earns Paralympics silver in Individual Pursuit cycling

The LGBTQ cyclist set a new (brief) world record with fellow silver medalist Eve McCrystal.

USA’s Hailey Danz races to silver in wild Paralympic women’s triathlon

Danz’s surge on the bike yielded a comeback medal for Team LGBTQ and Team USA.

Out former Olympian Kate O’Brien wins silver in her Paralympics debut

O’Brien, who survived a catastrophic cycling crash in 2017, finished second in the Women’s C4-5 500m Time Trial.

What is Paralympics ‘inspiration porn’ and why does it make some disabled people uneasy?

John Dickinson-Lilley talks about how he cringes when Paralympic athletes in particular are pointed to as ‘inspirations.’

Asia hosts 2 Olympics, 2 Paralympics and the Gay Games in 16 months. What’s the impact?

Amazin LeThi has hope that hosting so many events in Asia in a short period of time helps people in those countries and beyond.

Out rider Sir Lee Pearson wins 12th Paralympic gold in para dressage

Riding a horse he raised from a foal, Pearson earns an emotionally fulfilling Paralympic gold.

Laura Goodkind preaches self-affirmation to non-binary and neutral audiences at Tokyo Paralympics

American rower Laura Goodkind wants others to know they can "transcend labels and situations." Their presence at the Paralympics embodies that message.

Canada’s two out gay wheelchair basketball players are also multi-sport athletes

Cindy Ouelett and Tara Llanes helped Team Canada to a win in their Tokyo Paralympics opener.

Team USA Women’s Wheelchair Basketball downed by the Netherlands in Paralympic opener

Determined late defense from Bo Kramer and the Dutch team led the defending world champs to a win, 68-58.

Here’s the full schedule for Team LGBTQ athletes at the Tokyo Paralympics

You might have to lose a little sleep to see out athletes win.

Out British cyclist Crystal Lane-Wright wins Team LGBTQ’s first medal of the Paralympics

She earned silver in individual pursuit on the opening day of competition.

Out para-cyclist Kate O’Brien has gone from the Olympics to the Paralympics

O’Brien was told she would never walk or bike again after a catastrophic crash. She proved her doctors wrong.

Out non-binary Paralympian Robyn Lambird brings mission of visibility to Tokyo

Robyn Lambird, one of three out non-binary Paralympians competing in Tokyo, is ready to make their mark in wheelchair racing and representation.

2 out LGBTQ flag bearers march at the Paralympics Opening Ceremony

Moran Samuel and Mareike Miller are both out Paralympic medalists carrying their country’s Opening Ceremony flag.

Paralympic cyclist Monica Sereda is a 24-year US Army vet

Despite numerous injuries and setbacks, Sereda used the pandemic to recover and train to compete at the Tokyo Paralympic Games.

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Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, and LGBTQ inclusion

There are a record number of out LGBTQ athletes at the Tokyo Olympics. We’ll cover all the news.

Paralympic triathlete Hailey Danz finally ‘proud to be gay’

The triathlete thrived after she quit hiding and embraced who she was.

Paralympian Monique Matthews’ husband is transitioning, and they can use your help

Monique and Landon Matthews live in Oklahoma. En route to Tokyo, Monique has found huge support from her team.

Out USA goalball player Asya Miller brings medal-laden legacy to Tokyo

Asya Miller enters her sixth Paralympics aiming for her fourth goalball medal and fifth overall Paralympics medal.

LGBT Paralympians welcome increased visibility

"We're disabled and we're gay," says Abby Dunkin of the gold medal women's wheelchair basketball team.

This out Paralympian refused to let a degenerative brain disorder crush her athletic dreams

Terry Hayes will compete in wheelchair fencing at the Paralympics, where her love for sports promises to shine through.

Out para rowing champion Moran Samuel named flag bearer for Israel in Tokyo

A bronze medalist at Rio in 2016, Samuel looks to add a gold to an already golden life at upcoming Paralympics.

These 2 Paralympians started dating during Covid. Now they’re heading to Tokyo

Jude Hamer and Lauren Rowles don’t only want to win gold: They want to increase visibility for LGBTQ and disabled people.

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