‘It’s humiliating for us’: village disowns Dutee Chand, India’s first openly gay athlete

Country’s fastest sprinter praised for courage, but family and locals say they cannot accept a gay relationship

Supporters of India’s first openly gay athlete fear for her safety after her decision to come out prompted a backlash in her home village.

Local reaction was hostile in Chaka Gopalpur, a village of weavers in Odisha, after Dutee Chand, the country’s fastest sprinter, told reporters on 19 May that her gay partner was her soulmate.

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