World’s first out trans, non binary Olympian plays in Canadian soccer team at Tokyo 2020

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The Tokyo 2020 Olympics have been a great showing for the LGBTQIA+ community and Canadian soccer player Quinn has become the world’s first trans and non-binary Olympian in a match against home nation Japan.

 

Playing in the women’s soccer team for Canada, Quinn won bronze in the Rio 2016 Olympics but they were not out as trans or non-binary then as they only came out last year. In a statement on their instagram, Quinn said:

 

“I feel proud seeing ‘Quinn’ up on the lineup and on my accreditation. I feel sad knowing there were Olympians before me unable to live their truth because of this world. I feel optimistic for change. Change in legislature. Changes in rules, structures, and mindsets.”