16 Sep
2020

Ellen DeGeneres hails Dutee Chand after champion sprinter reveals that she is in a same-sex relationship, says “I’m so proud of her”

first_imgDutee, who was banned for one year by the international athletics federation in 2014 for having higher testosterone (male sex hormone) level than permissible, hails from Chaka Gopalpur village at Jajpur district of Odisha and she was born to Chakradhar Chand and Akhuji Chand.  Dutee Chand, who won two silver medals at the 2018 Asian Games, became one of the few athletes in the world to openly admit same-sex relationship. “I am having a relationship with a 19-year-old woman from my village for the past five years. She is studying B.A. 2nd year in a Bhubaneswar college. She is a relative of mine and whenever I come to home, I spend time with her. She is a kind of soul-mate for me and I want to settle down with her in future,” Chand, 23, told PTI from Hyderabad where she is training.And now praising her efforts, an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer, Ellen DeGeneres (who came out as a lesbian in 1997), took to her Twitter handle 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.” [sic] 1 year ago Vivek Oberoi finally apologises for crass Aishwarya Rai Bachchan meme, issues statement and deletes tweet after brazening it out earlier Dutee won a landmark ‘gender’ case against the IAAF in an appeal to the Court of Arbitration in 2015 and she was allowed to compete after being banned for one year. The CAS suspended the IAAF’s policy on hyperandrogenism for two years. Later the world body changed the policy, which applicable only on female athletes competing in the range of 400m to 1500m, leaving out Dutee, who competes in 100m and 200m, from its ambit. (With inputs from PTI) COMMENT WE RECOMMEND “My eldest sister kind of wields power and authority in my family. She has thrown out my elder brother from home because she does not like his wife. She has threatened me that same will happen to me. But I am also an adult who has individual freedom. So, I decided to go ahead with this and make it public. Last Updated: 21st May, 2019 13:42 IST Ellen DeGeneres Hails Dutee Chand After Champion Sprinter Reveals That She Is In A Same-sex Relationship, Says “I’m So Proud Of Her” Ellen DeGeneres is ‘proud’ of sprinter Dutee Chand after she revealed that she is in a same-sex relationship. Here’s what she said She said another reason for coming out in the open was that she did not want something which happened with sprinter Pinki Pramanik, who was accused of rape by her live-in partner.Pinki was a member of the 2006 Asian Games 4x400m relay gold winning team. “We did not want this kind of situation happening in future,” Dutee said. “I will continue my athletics career. I am going to take part in the World University Games next month and hope to qualify for the World Championships later this year. My aim to qualify for next year’s Olympics, so I am training hard,” she said. First Published: 21st May, 2019 11:07 IST While Dutee refused to name her partner, she said the Supreme Court judgement on the issue gave her the courage to go public.      SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img “My partner also agreed that we should make this public and face whatever repercussions it may bring to us. I believe in individual freedom and right to decide how and with whom I will live my life.” LIVE TV Written By FOLLOW US Chetna Kapoor WATCH US LIVE Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Duration 0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackQuality LevelsFullscreenThis is a modal window. This video is restricted from playing on your current domain Error Code: PLAYER_ERR_DOMAIN_RESTRICTED Session ID: 2020-09-09:9792f9cb559ea2e734a192ec Player Element ID: video_player_5f585fb45a0c5 OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Unapologetic about her same-sex relationship with a younger relative, India’s fastest woman Dutee Chand is facing a tough battle of acceptance in her family.A landmark judgement of the Supreme Court last year had made same sex relationship between consenting adults a non criminal act though marriage between such individuals is still not legal in India.Dutee,  the 100m national record holder (11.24 seconds), says while her parents have not yet raised any objection to her relationship, her eldest sister has threatened to not only expel her from the family but also send her to jail.   “My eldest sister feels that my partner is interested in my property. She has told me that she will send me to jail for having this relationship,” she said.     Dutee said her partner is free to marry whoever she wants to if she decides to do so in future. 1 year ago Purple gown by Elie Saab or a dramatic gold outfit? Sonam Kapoor steals the limelight at Cannes 2019last_img

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