"The girls call me Gumby because I’m gangly. I’m not super muscular or super fast or super strong. And that’s definitely for a reason. In soccer you don’t have to be the biggest, strongest or the fastest — it’s a lot about how you understand the game and how your brain works with your body.
I think it’s kind of awkward when everyone knows you’re gay but you don’t say it. I had been thinking about coming out for almost a year before I did. I thought about it seriously on the plane ride home from the World Cup, while I was casually talking to my friendLori Lindsey. She said, “Dude, you should just come out.” She was right. Everyone in my life already knew. If you want to stand up and fight for equal rights but then won’t even stand up for yourself and say “I’m gay” — that just started to feel weird.
I felt more like a tomboy growing up, and then I got some boobs. And those didn’t feel right on my body. They were kind of big, and I was like, “I don’t know about this. This is weird.” I think that’s one of the areas where even now if I don’t train a lot I’ll get a little bigger, and that’s something that I’m a little self-conscious of. Other than that I’ve always been pretty comfortable with my body.
It’s all just society-driven. Especially for a woman. It’s like you have to have a certain kind of body, or you need these kinds of hips, and that’s annoying.”
- Megan Rapinoe bares all in the “ESPN” Body Issue
Megan Rapinoe bares all in the “ESPN” Body IssueBody Issue

Watch Now! Megan Rapinoe goes nude for ESPN's "Body Issue"

The out soccer player bares all for the annual issue.

if I work out enough will Megan Rapinoe date me

is that how working out works

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2013: The Year In Lesbian/Bi Sports

With no World Cup and no Olympic Games, this was supposed to be a quiet year in sports. Nope. There was nothing quiet about the year in lesbian and bisexual sports. We saw players come out, marry teammates, achieve lifelong dreams, and pledge to end bullying. A new women’s professional soccer league was born. ESPN paid tribute to the anniversary of Title IX with an incredible documentary series about women in sports. Over the course of the year, individuals and organizations worked to end discrimination and homophobia in sports. This fight has become more important as we edge closer to the Olympic Games in Sochi which will occur under the cloud of Russia’s anti-LGBT laws.

June 23, 1972: Title IX is Signed into Law
On this day in 1972, President Richard Nixon signed Title IX of the Education Amendments into law. Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in all education programs or activities which receive federal funding. In addition to traditional educational institutions, Title IX applies to any education or training program receiving federal financial assistance.
One of the most notable impacts of Title IX is the implementation of women sports in schools. As a result, there are more women participating in sports than ever before. In 1971, there were about 310,000 girls and women participating in high school and college sports, in the United States; today, there are more than 3 million. (x)
Don’t be shy, Pinoe.
It’s two soccer players and BFFS against one another, a soap star, an R&B Diva, a post-humous outing  vs. “duh.” The Best Coming Out Story of 2012 is one of these women.

Megan Rapinoe wins all the awards.

Lesbian BFFs. Lori Lindsey is one of us, ya’ll!