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LGBT Athletes Describe What Makes A “Perfect Body”

There’s a misconception that professional athletes have “perfect bodies,” and by definition are perfectly content in their own skin. And hey, there are plenty of jaw-droppingly gorgeous athletes, so it makes sense.

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Turns out they’re more like the rest of us, though. Body shape is just one factor in constructing our nuanced identities, and hearing these professional LGBT athletes speak candidly about their own body experience, we’re reminded that there are no one-size-fits-alls in life.

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