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Canada Wins Olympic Gold in Women's Ice Hockey at Beijing 2022

Team Canada in Olympics

It's the most LGBTQ+ inclusive Winter Olympic team of all time.

MikelleStreet

Team Canada has brought home the third gold medal for LGBTQ+ athletes at the 2022 Olympics in Beijing.

On Thursday, Team Canada faced off against Team USA in women's ice hockey. In the end, it was Canada who walked away with the win. The team has seven out LGBTQ+ team members, making it the most LGBTQ+ inclusive Winter Olympic team of all time. According to NBC News, it makes the team tie with the Dutch women's soccer team that competed at the Tokyo Summer Olympics.

Notably, at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Team Canada also took home the gold for women's soccer. That team included Quinn, who became the first trans Olympian to win gold, as well as other queer athletes.

Canada won 3-2 in women's hockey. The team includes out players Brianne Jenner, Erin Ambrose, Emily Clark, Melodie Daoust, Jamie Lee Rattray, Jill Saulnier, and Micah Zandee-Hart.

On Team USA, which won silver, Alex Carpenter is publicly out.

Their win joins other Olympic golds by out athletes ice dancer Guillaume Cizeron and speed skater Ireen Wust. Wust also picked up a bronze, as did ice hockey player Ronja Savolainen.

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Mikelle Street

Mikelle Street is the former editorial director of digital for PrideMedia, guiding digital editorial across The Advocate, Out, Pride.com, Out Traveler, and Plus. He has written cover stories on Ricky Martin, Jeremy O. Harris, Law Roach, and Symone.
Mikelle Street is the former editorial director of digital for PrideMedia, guiding digital editorial across The Advocate, Out, Pride.com, Out Traveler, and Plus. He has written cover stories on Ricky Martin, Jeremy O. Harris, Law Roach, and Symone.