Indian queer sportswoman is surprised by people’s reaction on her coming out


Dutee Chand, India’s first openly LGBT+ athlete, was shocked and overwhelmed by people’s reaction on her interview dated May 21st in which she shared that she has a soulmate with whom she wants to spend the rest of her life and this soulmate is a woman. Dutee Chand, 23, won two silver medals at the Asian Games in 2018 and is the 100-meter record holder. She said that the online support she received made her believe she was doing a right thing. One of her supporters was no one else but one of the most famous lesbians of our time Ellen DeGeneres , who wrote: “She’s the 100m record holder and the first openly gay sportsperson in India. I guess she knows a thing or two about being first. I’m so proud of her”. But Chang did not even know who it was. Now she does, and sends Ellen her gratitude and admiration.


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