India’s first openly gay athlete Dutee Chand is on the cover of Cosmopolitan India for being a ‘shining beacon of hope’


Athlete Dutee Chand is a beacon of hope and an inspirational idol to live by. The woman has faced umpteen numbers of odds and emerged victorious braving all the storms that have come her way. Now, in a career of firsts, the star has been chosen to be on the cover of a reputed lifestyle and fashion magazine for the month of July.

The ace sprinter is the first openly gay sportsperson in India. She recently came out to declare that she is in a same-sex relationship. At a time when we’re discussing women’s empowerment, equality and LGBTQIA+, Dutee is a shining star who is unafraid to speak her mind and take on battles head-on. Check out her magazine cover below.

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Dutee is the current national champion in the women's 100 metres event. She is the third Indian woman to ever qualify for the Women's 100 metres event at the Summer Olympic Games. Last year, Dutee clinched silver in women's 100m at the Jakarta Asian Games. It was India's first medal in this event since 1998.

This is a new beginning for a lot of positive changes and we’re super proud of Dutee as well as the magazine that chose her to be the face of the month.

(Source: Cosmopolitan India)