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Entries by Kevin Childs from 09/2012

LGBTI Equality: The Lost Legacy of the London Games?

| Posted 09.06.2012 | UK

The Paralympics opening ceremony seemed to re-enforce the message of inclusiveness, ending with a rip-roaring rendition of that very gay anthem 'I am what I am' by Beverley Knight. But let's not get over excited. Those 25 out gay Olympians and Paralympians begin to look less than included when you consider the thousands who have taken part so far. What is it about modern sport that closes the door on sexual identity?