Rafael Silva, Olympics, Rio 2016, LGBT Olympians
Rafael Silva, Olympics, Rio 2016, LGBT Olympians

How to Follow the LGBTQ Olympic Athletes on Social Media

The Olympics may be over, but that’s no reason you should ignore the LGBTQ Olympic athletes! We’ve compiled the social media outlets of the queer Olympians so you can see them train and win for the four years until the next Summer Olympics. Happy friending!

Nicola Adams (Great Britain, boxing)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NicolaAdamsOfficial/

Twitter: @NicolaAdamsMBE

Instagram: @nicolaadamsmbe

Seimone Augustus (USA, basketball)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seimoneaugustus/

Twitter: @seimoneaugustus

Instagram:  @moneymone33

Tom Bosworth (Great Britain, 20km speed walking)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TomBosworthAthlete/

Twitter: @TomBosworth

Instagram: @tombosworth

Rachele Bruni (Italy, swimming)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rachelebruniofficial/

Twitter: @bruni_rachele

Anne Buijs (Netherlands, volleyball)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/abuijs11/

Dutee Chand (India, women’s 100m)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DuteeChandOlympian/

Twitter: @DuteeChand

Instagram: @DuteeChand

My power

A post shared by Dutee Chand (@duteechand) on

Isadora Cerullo (Brazil, women’s rugby)


Instagram: @izzycerullo

Lisa Dahlkvist (Sweden, soccer)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lisa.dahlkvist.7

Twitter: @LisaDahlkvist

Instagram: @lisadahlkvist

Tom Daley (Great Britain, diving)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TomDaleyOfficial/

Twitter: @TomDaley1994

Instagram: @TomDaley1994

Elena Delle Donne (USA, basketball)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/de11edonne/

Twitter: @De11eDonne

Instagram: @De11eDonne

Katie Duncan (New Zealand, soccer)


Twitter: @ktduncan14

Nilla Fischer (Sweden, soccer)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nilla.fischer.7

Twitter: @fischer_nilla

Instagram: @fischernilla

Amini Fonua (Tonga, men’s 100m breaststroke)


Twitter: @AminiFonua

Instagram: @aminifonua

Larissa França (Brazil, beach volleyball)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LarissaeTalitaOficial

Twitter: @LarissaeTalita

Instagram: @larissaetalitaoficial

Edward Gal (Netherlands, equestrian)

Twitter: @edward_gal

Kelly Griffin (USA, women’s rugby)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KellyGriffinRugby/

Twitter: @KGrif1

Brittney Griner (USA, basketball)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrittneyGriner/

Twitter: @brittneygriner

Instagram: @brittneygriner

Mélanie Henique (France, women’s 50m freestyle)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melanie.henique

Twitter: @MelanieHenique

Instagram: @mhenique

Carl Hester (Great Britain, equestrian)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/www.carlhester.co.uk/

Twitter: @HesterDressage

Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel (Netherlands, field hockey)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carliendirksevandenheuvel

Twitter: @CarlienDirkse

Instagram: @carliendvdh

Michelle Heyman (Australia, soccer)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/michelleheymanofficial/

Twitter: @11heyman

Instagram: @heyman11

Marleen van Iersel (the Netherlands, beach volleyball)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarleenvIersel/

Twitter: @MarleenvIersel

Instagram: @marleenvaniersel

Jen Kish (Canada, women’s rugby)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JenKish07/

Twitter: @jen_kish

Instagram: @jen_kish

Valentina Kogan (Argentina, handball)


Twitter: @vkogan12

Alexandra Lacrabère (France, handball)


Twitter: @alex0464

Stephanie Labbé (Canada, soccer)


Twitter: @stephlabbe1

Instagram: @stephlabbe1

Yup. This just happened. OLYMPIC BRONZE MEDALISTS! ??⚽️?❤️ #canWNT #rio2016 #AFTA #TeamCanada

A post shared by Stephanie Labbé (@stephlabbe1) on

Hedvig Lindahl (Sweden, soccer)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hedvig.lindahl/

Twitter: @hedvig_lindahl

Instagram: @hedviglindahl

Ari-Pekka Liukkonen (Finland, swimming)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiukkonenAP

Twitter: @LiukkonenAP

Instagram: @LiukkonenAP

Robbie Manson (New Zealand, rowing)


Twitter: @rob_rower

Instagram: @robbie_manson

Ian Matos (Brazil, men’s synchronized diving 3m platform)

Twitter: @iansaltos

Instagram: @ianmatos

Angel McCoughtry (USA, basketball)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angelmccoughtry35

Twitter: @angel_35

Instagram: @mccoughtry

Hans Peter Minderhoud (Netherlands, equestrian)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hanspeter.minderhoud

Twitter: @MinderhoudHP

Nadine Müller (Germany, discus)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DiskusNadineMueller

Twitter: @diskusgirl

Instagram: @diskusgirl70

Eefje Muskens (the Netherlands, badminton)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eefjemuskensbadminton/

Twitter: @EefjeMuskens

Marie-Eve Nault (Canada, soccer)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/buddy.nault/

Twitter: @menault20

Instagram: @menault20

Ashley Nee (USA, kayak whitewater slalom)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AshleyNeeKayak/

Twitter: @thelifeofnee

Instagram: @ashleynee_usa

Last but not least. My favorite!

A post shared by 2016 Olympian ?? (@ashleynee_usa) on

Maartje Paumen (Netherlands, field hockey)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MaartjePaumenOfficial/

Twitter: @MaartjePaumen

Instagram: @MaartjePaumen

Fiona Pennie (Great Britain, kayak whitewater slalom)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FionaPennieK1/

Twitter: @FionaPennie

Instagram: @FionaPennie

Mayssa Pessoa (Brazil, handball)


Instagram: @mayssa84pessoa

Jillion Potter (USA, women’s rugby)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Jillion-Potter-369836233035921/

Twitter: @jillppotts

Instagram: @jillppotts

Megan Rapinoe (USA, soccer)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mPinoe/

Twitter: @mPinoe

Instagram: @mrapinoe

Helen Richardson-Walsh (Great Britain, field hockey)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HelenRichardson08/

Twitter: @h_richardson8

Instagram: @helenrichardson8

Kate Richardson-Walsh (Great Britain, field hockey)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KateWalsh15/

Twitter: @katewalsh11

Instagram: @katewalsh11gb

Suns out, guns out! Yoga and sea swim recovery for @gbwomenshockey #strongisbeautiful #mindbodyandsoul

A post shared by Kate Richardson-Walsh OBE (@katewalsh11gb) on

Tessie Savelkouls (the Netherlands, judo)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tessiesavelkoulsjudo/

Twitter: @TSavelkouls

Caroline Seger (Sweden, soccer)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Caroline-Seger-821826374561910

Twitter: @Cseger9

Instagram: @segercaroline

Caster Semenya (South Africa, track & field)

Twitter: @caster800m

Instagram: @castersemenya

Rafaela Silva (Brazil, judo)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RafaelaSilvaJudo/

Twitter: @Rafaelasilvaa

Instagram: @Rafaelasilvaa

Martina Strutz (Germany, pole vault)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/martina.strutz.9/

Twitter: @sportzwerg

Instagram: @m.strutz

Susannah Townsend (Great Britain, field hockey)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/susannahtownsendGB/

Twitter: @stownsend7

Instagram: @stownsend7

Julia Vasconcelos (Brazil, taekwondo)


Instagram: @juliatkd

9:59 am/ 10:00 am!!!! To feliz!

A post shared by Julia Vasconcelos (@juliatkd) on

Sunette Stella Viljoen (South Africa, javelin)


Twitter: @Sunette_Viljoen

Linda Villumsen (New Zealand, road cycling)


Twitter: @LVillumsen

Instagram: @linda_villumsen

Jeffrey Wammes (Netherlands, gymnastics)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeffreywammes

Twitter: @jeffreywammes

Instagram: @jeffreywammes

Spencer Wilton (Great Britain, equestrian)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/spencer.wilton.7

Twitter: @SpennyWilton

(Featured image via Rafaela Silva/Instagram)

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