Kate And Helen: The first Gay Married couple to win Gold for Britain in the Olympics

British Hockey couple is the first gay married couple to participate and to win Gold for Britain in the Olympics.

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Source: Twitter

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Source: GB Hockey

In 2008 Kate announced that she was in a relationship with her team-mate Helen Richardson. The pair had played together since they were teenagers and Kate called off her engagement to Brett Garrard, former captain of Britain men’s team, in order to commit to Helen. Eyebrows were raised and criticism and abuse followed.

Thankfully they came through that difficult spell and their relationship strengthened to such a degree that the pair travelled to Rio as the first married gay couple to compete at an Olympics. “I hope there are thousands more,” Richardson-Walsh told the Daily Telegraph. “You dye your hair blonde, you dye your hair brown, you’re with a man, you’re with a woman. Who cares? You’re just in love with who you are in love with and that’s the end of it.”

Meanwhile social networks are busting out with messages of love and happiness over this remarkable achievement for women, for Britain, and for the whole LGBT community worldwide.

 

Source: The Guardian 

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