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Gay athletes unleash rainbow wave on Olympics

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“It's about time that everyone was able to be who they are and celebrated for it,” said U.S. skateboarder Alexis Sablone, one of at least five openly LGBTQ athletes in that sport making its Olympic debut in Tokyo.

When have people not been able to be who they are? There is no need to use the Olympics to promote one's lifestyle choices.

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“It's about time that everyone was able to be who they are and celebrated for it,” said U.S. skateboarder Alexis Sablone, one of at least five openly LGBTQ athletes in that sport making its Olympic debut in Tokyo.

This is great. LGBTQ people have been discriminated against long enough. The bigotry has to end.

It wasn’t until 2003 that SCOTUS ruled in Lawrence v Texas that it was unconstitutional to criminally punish homosexuality. This means that people have only been legally allowed to be who they are for 18 years.

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When have people not been able to be who they are?

All-time great Greg Louganis couldn't announce he's gay until after his competitive days

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