AAPI Heritage Month: Pro hockey player Jon Lee-Olsen joins Amazin LeThi


For Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Outsports is presenting a series of Instagram Live conversations, hosted by athlete and advocate Amazin LeThi.

The first conversation in the series took place Thursday, May 6. Professional ice hockey player Jon Lee-Olsen joined LeThi.

Lee-Olsen is one of the very few professional men’s ice hockey players to come out publicly as gay anywhere in the world, having shared his story in 2019. He was born and raised in Denmark, where he now plays professionally.

LeThi was born in Vietnam and raised in Australia, where she she says she was bullied for her race and sexual orientation. She became a competitive bodybuilder at age 6 and now advocates on behalf of various inclusion efforts in, and outside sports.

The first 10 days of May were designated Pacific/Asian American Heritage Week when President Jimmy Carter signed the proclamation bill. It was extended to the entire month of May 1990 with the signature of President George H. W. Bush.

Click here to watch the Instagram Live conversation on Outsports’ Instagram page, or just click on the image below:

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Also be sure to follow Amazin LeThi on Instagram and Twitter. You can also visit her website at amazinlethi.com.

Jon Lee-Olsen is also on Instagram and Twitter.



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