Rowles is a force to be reckoned with in the Paralympic rowing world. A two-time Olympian and gold winner at both the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics and the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics, Lauren has also set world records at the World Rowing championships.
She has stated that she wants to be the “gay, disabled role model” hoping to inspire other LGBTQ+ youth who are struggling with disability and gender identity issues.
2020 and 2021 had a silver lining for Monica Sereda – it afforded her the opportunity to recover from a bout of ailments. After an accident left Sereda with trauma, she found cycling during her rehabilitation therapy.
Not long after, Sereda was enlisting for cycling competitions and claimed her one-time Paralympian title at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, placing fourth in her division.
Chelsea Gray is an American professional basketball player. A one-time Olympian, Chelsea was on the United States Women’s Basketball Team alongside her gold medal-winning teammates at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Openly gay Gray married her wife Tipesa Mercedes Moorer, a fellow basketball player, in October 2019. As part of her charity work, she uses her free time to help train young kids in AAU.
American-Australian Leilani Mitchell is a one-time Olympian basketball player. Mitchell, standing at five feet five inches, is significantly shorter than the average basketball player but her skill has kept her in high demand, and she has played for both American and Australian teams.
She took part in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but her team battled to make it past the quarter-finals. Openly out Mitchell is married to fellow basketball player Mikaela Dombkins with whom she has a child.
This Polish native is a competitive sports shooter and one-time Olympian. Jarmolinska made an appearance in a video for the Polish LGBTQ+ rights organization Love Does Not Exclude (Miłość Nie Wyklucza). She has been vocally supportive of LGBTQ+ rights in her home country that does not recognize same-sex unions or marriages.
Aleksandra has made a passionate plea to the authorities stating that she wants her country to grant her equal rights.