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Tuesday, 31 July 2012 15:55

South African Archer Karen Hultzer Comes Out During Olympics

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 Karen Hultzer

 

South-African Karen Hultzer, archer, has confimed to be lesbian during the London Olympic Games.

 

 

It is the first time that Hultzer publicly speaks about her sexuality. She told Outsports: "I am an archer, middle aged and a lesbian. I am also cranky before my first cup of coffee. None of these aspects define who I am, they are simply part of me.

I am fortunate that my sexual identity is not an issue, and I don’t suffer the level of discrimination and violence that black lesbians in South Africa do.

I look forward to the day when this is a non-issue and as relevant as my eye color or favorite sushi."

She is only the second South African Summer Olympian to come out, following beach volleyballer Leigh-Ann Naidoo in 2004. She is the first archer to do so, reports SBNationSBNation.

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