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Sprinter Dutee Chand becomes India's first openly gay athlete | World news

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has revealed she is in a same-sex relationship, becoming the country’s first openly gay athlete.Chand, 23, told the Indian Express she was in a relationship with a woman from her village in eastern Odisha state, saying she found the courage to come out after India’s top court scrapped a colonial-era ban on gay sex last year.In the interview, Chand said: “I have found someone who is my soulmate. I believe everyone should have the freedom to be with whoever they decide they want to be with. She said her focus was on upcoming international competitions, including the Olympics, but “in the future I would like to settle down with her”.Despite slowly changing attitudes, same-sex relationships remain taboo in India. Chand said no-one had the right to judge her as an athlete because of her sexual orientation, which was a personal decision that should be respected.“I have always believed that everyone should have the freedom to love. There is no greater emotion than love and...

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