Indian sports took a giant leap last Sunday after star sprinter Dutee Chand courageously came out, becoming the first athlete from the country to do so. 

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Talking to Indian Express, she said:

I have found someone who is my soulmate. I believe everyone should have the freedom to be with whoever they decide they want to be with. I have always supported the rights of those who want to be in a same-sex relationship. 
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No sooner than her admission became public, she started receiving support from people across the world.

The biggest name in that list being Ellen DeGeneres. Ellen shared an Insta post with Dutee's picture, today, and wrote:

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.

Ellen also shared a tweet on Dutee, drawing beautiful reactions from her followers.

Ellen herself came out on The Puppy Episode of television series Ellen in 1997 and has been a big advocate of LGBTQ+ rights since then. 

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Loving all the support pouring in for Dutee.