All Hail Erica Sullivan, Olympic Silver Medalist, Swiftie, and Queer Icon

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On Tuesday, Olympic newcomer Erica Sullivan made history in the Olympics’ first ever women’s swimming 1,500m freestyle race, bringing home the silver medal for America. Yes, she was the first ever woman to win a silver medal in the Olympic event — the 20-year-old’s first medal — but Sullivan made history in other ways too. Representation matters: Erica is representing America as an Asian American, an out and proud queer woman, and, yes … a Swiftie.

Since her win, queer female fans have been flocking to Erica’s Twitter page, where

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