South African archer Karen Hultzer, who was eliminated from competition during the round of 64 yesterday, promptly "came out" after her elimination. She told OutSports.com:
"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."
Yeah, I'm cranky without coffee, too.
Hultzer's "coming out" raises the number of out gay Olympians to 22. (But, as we all know, what happens at the Village stays at the Village....)
(A regular lesbian Robin Hood....)