The best TikToks by and about queer Olympians

The Tokyo Olympics have made it to TikTok. So have the Games’ queer stars

Even TikTok is catching Olympic fever. 

As the Tokyo 2020 Olympics continue—despite widespread COVID-19 concerns and debate over whether the Olympics should exist at all—some of the Games’ biggest moments have been highlighted by TikTok creators. And even better, athletes themselves are taking to the social platform to document their own experiences on the ground in Tokyo. 

Queer and trans Olympians are no different. 

If you’re like me, you’ve probably been glued to Olympic livestreams nonstop since the Games started last Friday and found your new favourite sports heroes. If you’re craving more content from them, TikTok is a great place to start.

But who’s winning the TikTok Olympics? This week in Tik Talk, we’re awarding gold, silver and bronze winners for the best TikToks by and about queer and trans Olympians.

Best post-event celebration





GOLD MEDALISTS babyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!! 3×3 basketball! @teamusa

♬ original sound – Emily Mac

Best fan thirst posting




Just good Olympic vibes




♬ sonido original – m a y i t a




@jrayssaleal Congrats on getting Silver in the first Olympic

♬ original sound – Jean-Victor

TikTokers discovering fun facts about the Olympics




Queer TikToker of the week 🌈

While we’re all learning new things about sports like speed climbing and dressage, this week I want to highlight another kind of learning. TikToker @djkrystallake uses her platform to highlight Black, LGBTQ2S+ and other histories not taught in schools. And she does it in an accessible and super fun way.

Learning is fun!

Senior editor Mel Woods is an English-speaking Vancouver-based writer and audio producer and a former associate editor with HuffPost Canada. A proud prairie queer and ranch dressing expert, their work has also appeared in Vice, Slate, the Tyee, the CBC, the Globe and Mail and the Walrus.

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