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RIDING HIGH

AT RIO’S PARALYMPIC GAMES, EQUESTRIAN LEE PEARSON CLAIMED HIS 11TH GOLD MEDAL,

MAKING HIM ONE OF BRITAIN’S GREATEST PARALYMPIANS — AND HE ISN’T LETTING GO OF THE REINS YET

When he was born, his limbs were so badly deformed that nurses put him into a broom cupboard. Three days would pass before they allowed his mother to see him. By the time Lee Pearson was six years old, he’d already been named one of the UK’s Children of Courage and was famously carried up the staircase at 10 Downing Street by the then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

Remarkable achievement in the face of huge adversity would become something of a theme for Pearson and now the 11-time Paralympic gold medallist is one of the few Brits who can claim to hold an OBE, CBE and an MBE, or to say they’ve met The Queen on several occasions, an honour bestowed on him as much for being a role model to both the gay and disabled communities as for his sporting accomplishments.

He picked up his latest medals at last summer’s Paralympic Games in Rio — gold for individual freestyle and silver for dressage — adding them to his career total of 35. It’s an incredible haul by any athlete’s standards, but Pearson has no plans of stopping there.

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On the cover, the new queen of pop Christine and the Queens talks sexuality, subversion, Michael Jackson… and Trump! Elsewhere in this issue: from courtroom battles to the Strictly ballroom with Judge Rinder; Sweden’s siren Tove Lo on sex, drugs and pop music; Do throuples work? Millennial sexuality in the spotlight; and The Pass star Arinze Kene on the taboo of gay footballers.
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