Coming out: SA’s hultzer fights homophobia in sport
06 Aug 2012
LONDON — South African archer Karen Hultzer hopes coming out as a lesbian at the London Olympics will help people struggling with their sexuality and add to the fight against homophobia in sport.
One of 23 openly gay and lesbian athletes at the London Games, Hultzer (46) waited until after her event to go public. After finishing 46th out of 64 in the women’s archery, she said most athletes were so focused on their performance that they could not fight other battles while competing.
“… The more we come out and talk about it, the more people should realise that being gay is a non-issue and we can progress,” Hultzer said. — Reuters.