I’m so proud of Dutee Chand: Ellen DeGeneres on Indian sprinter’s coming out

first_imgI’m so proud of Dutee Chand: Ellen DeGeneres on Indian sprinter’s coming outPopular host Ellen DeGeneres rejoiced and was proud of the fact that Dutee Chand became the 1st sportperson in India to openly admit that she’s gay. The 100m record holder and winner of two Asian Games silver medals had recently opened up to the media about her homosexuality.advertisement Next Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiMay 22, 2019UPDATED: May 22, 2019 08:50 IST Popular host Ellen DeGeneres is proud of Dutee Chand to be the first sportsperson to come out as gay in India (Photo: AP)HIGHLIGHTSEllen Degeneres is an advocate for gay rights herselfShe was proud of the fact that Dutee Chand had bravely come out inf front of the nationChand had earlier admitted that she was in a same-sex relationshipGlobally popular television show host Ellen DeGeneres, an advocate for gay rights, has said she is proud of Indian sportswoman Dutee Chand.Chand, a 100m record holder and winner of two Asian Games silver medals, recently opened up about her homosexuality. She revealed that she is in a same-sex relationship with a girl from her home town.Praising Chand for embracing her sexuality openly, DeGeneres tweeted: “She’s the 100m record holder and the first openly gay sportsperson in India. I guess she knows a thing or two about being first. I’m so proud of her.”She’s the 100m record holder and the first openly gay sportsperson in India. I guess she knows a thing or two about being first. I’m so proud of her. https://t.co/auoyWY8yvkEllen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 21, 2019For Chand, the Supreme Court verdict in September 2018 that decriminalised same-sex relationships between consenting adults provided the impetus for them to arrive at a decision of spending their lives with each other.”When the Supreme Court ruling came on Section 377, then we decided that there is no harm in spending our lives with each other. We decided that we will get married and have a small family for ourselves.”She is from my town and a sports fan herself. She read about the struggles that I have gone through to make a career in sports and told me that she was inspired by my story. That is how we came in touch with each other,” Chand said.advertisementAlso Read | Indian Open boxing: Mary Kom assured of medal, Pawan Narwal advancesAlso Read | Sister’s blackmail, torture forced me to reveal my same-sex relationship: Dutee ChandAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Ellen DeGeneresFollow Dutee ChandFollow Homosexualitylast_img

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