THE RAINBOW ROAD
Listen to the stories of some of the LGBTQIA+ Olympian and Paralympian athletes taking part in the Tokyo 2021 Games...
At the next Olympic Games, there will be a record number of out-LGBT competitors - but barriers to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans participation in sport continues to be hard to shake off. Prejudice remains rife all over the world, including in the U.K.
In celebrating the achievements of those who have beaten the stigma to get to the greatest sporting show on earth, we're bringing you the stories from some of the Tokyo games' LGBTQIA+ athletes, in their own words.
These features are produced by MIM with support from The Audio Content Fund
Sanne Van Dijke