Winter Olympics 2018: Out skaters Ireen Wüst and Brittany Bowe have just won medals
Bisexual speed skater Ireen Wüst has won her third medal of the Winter Olympics after taking silver in the final of the Team Pursuit.
The Dutch athlete made it 11 Olympic medals in all, as she added to the record she broke earlier these Games by winning gold in the 1500m race.
Team USA skater Brittany Bowe also broke new ground by winning her first ever Olympic medal, as she took bronze in the same event.
Bowe, who is dating Dutch speed skater Manon Kamminga, was left with a medal from her first Olympics since coming out.
But despite earning a silver medal, 31-year-old Wüst was left disappointed after her Netherlands team suffered a shock defeat.
Japan took gold with an Olympic record time to dethrone Wüst and her teammates, who claimed first place at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Wüst, a six-time world champion and the youngest ever Dutch athlete to win an event at the Olympics, can find consolation in her amazing haul of five gold medals.
Canadian skater Eric Radford last week became the first openly gay man to win gold at a Winter Olympics.
He then proceeded to win a bronze medal – and promptly announced his retirement.
Gay skater Adam Rippon also made Olympic history last week, by taking a bronze medal after performing a solo skate to Coldplay’s O and Arrival of the Birds by Cinematic Orchestra.
He has been embroiled in an ongoing spat with Vice President Mike Pence, who is leading the US delegation in Pyeongchang.
Rippon challenged the Vice President’s concerning stances on LGBT equality, then suggested he would not meet with Pence.
US freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy has also made a name for himself during the Pyeongchang Games.
It was just a peck on the lips, but the fact that it took place on NBC, live on primetime network TV, in front of tens of millions internationally, made it historic.
Kenworthy said: “That’s something that I wanted at the last Olympics was to share a kiss with my boyfriend at the bottom and it was something that I was too scared to do for myself.
“And so to be able to do that, to give him a kiss, to have that affection broadcasted for the world is incredible.”