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November 22, 2012

'There’s no more sort of omitting anything'

US soccer star and Olympic gold medalist Megan Rapinoe decided that the time had come for her to be completely open about her sexuality.

So before competing in the Olympic Games in London, the 27-year-old midfielder on the US women’s soccer team came out publicly as a lesbian.

Rapinoe tells Gay Star News that she has had no regrets.

‘I think it’s just nice to be open, there’s no more sort of omitting anything,’ she says. ‘It’s living my life as an open book which is really nice.’

August 12, 2012

Megan Rapinoe, Judith Arndt, and Carl Hester are among the openly gay Olympians to impress in London 2012

Nearly half, 43%, of openly gay athletes have won a medal at the London Olympic Games.

In comparison to the United States, only 18% of 530 American athletes have graced the podium so far.

Out of the 23 openly gay athletes, comprising of 20 women and three men, 10 of them have won a medal solo or in a group.

If they were Team LGBT, they would have won four gold medals, one silver, and two bronze between them.

This means they would be number 19 in the official rankings, beating countries like Spain, Brazil, and Canada.

August 11, 2012

Soccer midfielder star Megan Rapinoe has said other LGBT athletes need to be open so kids can have more role models

US soccer star and Olympic gold medalist Megan Rapinoe has said other athletes should come out and be open about their sexuality.

Rapinoe, a midfielder on the US women’s soccer team who won gold on Thursday (9 August), told reporters about her sexuality just before London 2012.

In an interview with Out Magazine, she said: ‘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 people to come out.

August 11, 2012

Soccer midfielder star Megan Rapinoe has said other LGBT athletes need to be open so kids can have more role models

US soccer star and Olympic gold medalist Megan Rapinoe has said other athletes should come out and be open about their sexuality.

Rapinoe, a midfielder on the US women’s soccer team who won gold on Thursday (9 August), told reporters about her sexuality just before London 2012.

In an interview with Out Magazine, she said: ‘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 people to come out.

July 20, 2012

A tiny fraction, far less than 1%, of athletes at the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics will be openly LGBT – meet the few who are going for gold

With Olympics bosses accused of failing to stand up for the rights of gay athletes, just how many out LGBT sportsmen and women are there competing in this year’s games? The answer: Not a lot.

According to blog Outsports.com, there are only 18 athletes playing for our team out of a total of 12,602. That’s a shocking less than 0.008%.

July 3, 2012

Megan Rapinoe: 'It's important to be out and to live my life that way'

At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Australian diver Matthew Mitcham was the only openly gay athlete competing.

He'll have some company at this year's games which begin later this month in London: US soccer star Megan Rapinoe.

The 27-year-old says she has decided to go public about being a lesbian to empower other members of the LGBT community.

July 3, 2012

Megan Rapinoe: 'It's important to be out and to live my life that way'

At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Australian diver Matthew Mitcham was the only openly gay athlete competing.

He'll have some company at this year's games which begin later this month in London: US soccer star Megan Rapinoe.

The 27-year-old says she has decided to go public about being a lesbian to empower other members of the LGBT community.