Dutee Chand, India’s first openly gay athlete, graces Cosmopolitan cover

Last Updated: Jul 09 2019 13:10
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ATHLETICS- Indian sprinter Dutee Chand who came out as gay in May has graced the cover of Cosmopolitan India's July digital edition.

India’s first openly gay athlete, Dutee is dressed in all-black athletic active-wear in the cover and is draped with a rainbow colored tulle-material cape.

"India's Shining Star and First Openly-Gay Athlete," the caption reads.

Dutee, the current national champion in women’s 100 meters, is the third Indian woman to ever qualify for the Women's 100 metres event at the Summer Olympic Games.