In addition to being an out lesbian athlete, German fencer Imke Duplitzer is staging a protest against Chinese policies in Tibet and Darfur.
Imke Duplitzer out lesbian Olympic Fencer from Germany
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Imke Duplitzer is a fencer from Germany. She won a silver medal at the Athens Olympics in 2004. Beijing will be her fourth Olympics
Duplitzer plans on skipping the opening ceremonies as a protest against China's human rights abuses.