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Fever Pitch: As an out U.S. Olympic soccer player, Megan Rapinoe’s got balls.

But Rapinoe has decided to pull off another landmark in women’s soccer: to come out and publicly discuss her sexuality.
“I feel like sports in general are still homophobic, in the sense that not a lot of people are out,” she says. “I feel everyone is really craving [for] people to come out. People want — they need — to see that there are people like me playing soccer for the good ol’ U.S. of A.”
Not that Rapinoe has been hiding anything; it’s just that no one ever asked her directly. “I think they were trying to be respectful and that it’s my job to say, ‘I’m gay.’ Which I am. For the record: I am gay,” she says. In fact, Rapinoe’s been dating her girlfriend, an Australian soccer player, for three years, and even brought her home to visit her family in Northern California last Christmas.


<333333 So, so impressive when someone is willing to make their private life public for the sake of others. Hopefully the popularity of the USWNT will mean that most people will say “oh, sure, no big deal - Pinoe’s gay and she’s awesome!” (who might have otherwise felt more “oh… gay? i don’t know how to feel about that”) and hopefully Pinoe coming out will help more people feel truly represented by this team.
Kudos to Pinoe, I hope she receives lots of love and appreciation and respect.

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Fever Pitch: As an out U.S. Olympic soccer player, Megan Rapinoe’s got balls.

But Rapinoe has decided to pull off another landmark in women’s soccer: to come out and publicly discuss her sexuality.

“I feel like sports in general are still homophobic, in the sense that not a lot of people are out,” she says. “I feel everyone is really craving [for] people to come out. People want — they need — to see that there are people like me playing soccer for the good ol’ U.S. of A.”

Not that Rapinoe has been hiding anything; it’s just that no one ever asked her directly. “I think they were trying to be respectful and that it’s my job to say, ‘I’m gay.’ Which I am. For the record: I am gay,” she says. In fact, Rapinoe’s been dating her girlfriend, an Australian soccer player, for three years, and even brought her home to visit her family in Northern California last Christmas.

<333333 So, so impressive when someone is willing to make their private life public for the sake of others. Hopefully the popularity of the USWNT will mean that most people will say “oh, sure, no big deal - Pinoe’s gay and she’s awesome!” (who might have otherwise felt more “oh… gay? i don’t know how to feel about that”) and hopefully Pinoe coming out will help more people feel truly represented by this team.

Kudos to Pinoe, I hope she receives lots of love and appreciation and respect.

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