Megan Rapinoe, U.S. Soccer Star, Goes on Record: "I'm Gay"

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First, Anderson Cooper. Then, Frank Ocean. Now... Megan Rapinoe.

In the latest issue of Out, the U.S. soccer star says she's never hidden her sexuality, but she's never made it official, either. Until now. Simply put, Rapinoe tells the publication:

"For the record: I am gay."

Megan Rapinoe Picture

A midfielder for the Seattle Sounders Women, Rapinoe is preparing for the Summer Olympics in London and makes it clear she understands her responsibility now as a role model.

"I feel like sports in general are still homophobic, in the sense that not a lot of people are out. 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."

Rapinoe has been dating an Australian soccer player for about three years.

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What a shocker!!! Not you!! We didn't even know!!! Lol
NOT!!!Your face smells of pussy


Haqhahaahahahah jail? Maybe you are the mental one here...talking to yourself, fucking crazy


Who cares.We as people only hate or judge what we have no knowledge of.


Big deal shes probably nicer than the blogger wyat saint dodge on her who is sicker than 9/11 terroist.Pure evil man who changes user name.


I think her haircut and hair colour are awesome!


Big deal.Women are praised to be gay or bi,men love that action.Its no big deal.I think gay is finally being seen in society which makes it safe for gay kids n fear.


Funny how the last two comments were the same person trying to make it look like someone agrees with their rant...too much damn time on your hands.


Someday a person's sexuality won't matter. It doesn't change who they are, how they treat others, etc. Though it can be important for those struggling to read about someone who isn't, if people weren't homophobic, there would be no need to state it. You CAN'T CATCH IT. But it also isn't going away - it never has. #reality