Transphobes disrupt London Pride March

London Pride is normally a festive, fun event. But one group decided to put a damper on the whole celebration. A noted transphobic group thought they'd stop the whole procession from marching. The United Kin...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, June 27

1. A massive drop in HIV infections in London could be a signal that the AIDS epidemic may be nearing its end in Britain. 2. New York will soon have a monument to its LGBT community that honors the victims o...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, March 7

1. Paul Burrell, butler of the late Princess Diana, recently came out. He said Diana is the only one who knew. Butler is set to marry his boyfriend next month in a circus-themed wedding. 2. Tokyo, Japan, off...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, June 9

1. Several out stars of the stage went home winners after last night's Tony Awards, including Neil Patrick Harris for lead actor in a musical in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” 2. Buzzfeed has a Twitter photo g...
article placeholder

OutSports wraps up LGBT medal winners in London Olympics

Seimone Augustus

More than 40 percent of the out LGBT Olympians took home medals, a better medal-winning percentage than Team USA.

OutSports.com, a website dedicated to LGBT issues in sports, provided in-depth coverage of the Olympics, including tallying 23 out Olympians from around the world.

"If Team Gay was a country, it would have finished 31st overall with seven medals, tied with Mexico, Ethiopia and Georgia," OutSports.com co-founder Cyd Zeigler noted in an excellent article wrapping up the London Games.

article placeholder

Gay and gold

OutSports wraps up LGBT medal winners in London Olympics

article placeholder

Women’s soccer kicks off London Olympics

Megan Rapinoe

Today marked the first day of Olympic competition in the 2012 London Games with a day filled with women's soccer.

The U.S. Women's National Team, featuring out midfielder Megan Rapinoe, kicked off the games with its opening match of the games against France. The American ladies came away with a 4-2 victory after going down two goals to none, in large part to Rapinoe's solid midfield play.

There are some 21 openly gay and lesbian athletes competing in London, according to Outsports. That's already higher than the total of out Olympians in Beijing four years ago. But out of the 14,000 or so athletes competing at the games, something tells us there are a few more gay and lesbian athletes in London than the ones listed below.