Paralympic Equestrian Lee Pearson, of Great Britain. Source: The New Civil Rights Movement.
Out Equestrian Earns Paralympic Silver Medal

By Sunnivie Brydum

Originally published on September 02 2012 3:57 PM ET

The first out Paralympian to medal at the 2012 London Games is equestrian Lee Pearson of Great Britain, reports The New Civil Rights Movement. Lee earned a silver medal in the individual championship test, riding a horse named Gentleman. The New Civil Rights Movement reports Lee's second-place finish was a close call against Australia's Joann Formosa, who took gold.

Lee already boasts nine gold medals from prior Paralympic Games, which this year feature 4,300 blind and disabled athletes. The 2012 London Games opened August 29 and will end September 9. 

Read more about the LGBT athletes of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London here