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Team LGBT

EIGHT OF THE 44 LGBT+ ATHLETES AT THE RIO OLYMPICS REPRESENTED TEAM GB — THAT WAS MORE THAN ANY OTHER NATION. SEVEN TOOK HOME MEDALS BUT ALL WERE WINNERS IN OUR EYES

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‘ON OUR TEAM’

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When Team GB returned from Rio clutching 67 medals — 27 gold, 23 silver and 17 bronze — they did so having become the first nation to improve upon a medal haul four years after hosting the Games (up from the 65 won in London in 2012). It was the fifth successive games that they’d increased their tally and the first time they’d finished second overall in the medal table, breaking three world records in the process.

Put plainly: they smashed it.

Athletic prowess aside though, Team GB also had the most openly LGBT+ Olympians competing in Rio, with eight of 44 out athletes competing under the Union flag. Seven of the eight won medals. Four left as Olympic champions.

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About Attitude

This issue, our Attitude Awards winners take the spotlight. TV star and Man of the Year Wentworth Miller, trans model icon Andreja Pejic, comedian Alan Carr, breakthrough pop star MNEK, most stylish man winner Pietro Boselli, and gay rights activist Omar Sharif Jr. all feature on six collector’s edition covers. Plus, there are interviews with Attitude Award winners Spice Girl and honorary gay Geri, LGBT ally Beverley Knight, Active Award winners Team GB, actress Amanda Barrie and acclaimed Harry Potter and the Cursed Child director John Tiffany.
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