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US Athlete Erica Bougard Wears Rainbow Sneakers at Qatar Championships

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Queer US athlete wears rainbow sneaker at Qatar championships

DOHA, Qatar (Queerty) — A US heptathlete wore her trademark sneakers with a rainbow strap during her appearance last night at the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar.

Qatar has a poor record for LGBTQ rights and same-sex sexual activity is punishable with prison.


It’s just one of the reasons – besides the sweltering hot temperatures – why some advocates and athletes have criticized the decision to allow the event to take place in the Middle East country.

During the high jump part of the event, she wore sneakers with a rainbow strap across the top of one shoe. She has been wearing the same strap for most […]

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