Percentage-wise LGBT Athletes Out-Perfomed Straights in Rio

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(EDGE) For everyone who ever said that LGBT people aren't good at sports.

The LGBT athletes competing in Rio out-performed their straight counterparts with almost half of them taking home a medal. OutSports notes that this statistic for LGBT athletes is a drastically higher percentage than for athletes in general.

Of the 53 publicly out LGBT athletes competing in the games in Rio this month, 25 won medals, including 10 winning gold. This number beats the 2012 games in London where roughly 40% of non-heterosexual athletes medaled.

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OutSports also noted that the 14 medals won buy LGBT athletes in Rio beat every country that criminalizes same-gender sex. Notoriously anti-gay countries won zero medals, including Libya, Sudan and Uganda.

All of this should come as a shock to British anti-LGBT hate group Christian Voice who berated British diver Tom Daley for not qualifying in the 10 meter finals Saturday.

Taking to Twitter on Saturday, Christian Voice wrote: "Turning gay doesn't seem to have done Tom Daley any favours at #Rio2016"

Taking home the bronze for synchronized diving, Daley was one of the 25 LGBT athletes who took home a medal in Rio.


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