The Rio Olympics are seriously kicking off…
First, we witnessed a marriage proposal on field (which could possibly be the most romantic thing we’ve ever seen at the games), where Brazilian woman’s rugby sevens player Isadora Cerullo was proposed to by her long-term girlfriend and manager, Marjorie Enya. Enya took centre stage at Deodoro stadium following her girlfriend’s rugby finals with heart shaped balloons, making a heart warming speech before asking her girlfriend to marry her.
Enya said; “She is the love of my life. The Olympic Games can look like a closure but, for me, it’s starting a new life with someone.. I wanted to show people that love wins.”
(Find the full article by The Guardian here).
Not only this, but Nike has recently aired it’s first ever advertisement with a Transgender athlete. Chris Mosier, being the first transgender athlete to make the US men’s Olympic team, has become Nike’s newest ambassador in their most recent mass television advertisement.
Mosier says “Everything that I’ve done in the last five, six years since I started to transition, has been with [a] ‘Just Do It’ mindset.” As part of Nike’s Unlimited Campaign, this duathlete has definitely ‘just done it,’ having broken through the invisible glass wall to compete at an international level in a sport he truly loves…
According to Outsports, there are at least 45 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex athletes competing in Rio this year and there are several athletes taking part in the Paralympics as well!
There’s no doubt that the Rio Olympic Games are breaking boundaries, not only in world records, but also in bringing further acceptance of individuals that identify themselves as something other than heterosexual!
You can be part of the solution. Make a change and let love win by joining #TeamEquality here!