US women’s soccer player Megan Rapinoe has announced that she’s been dating Sarah Walsh (pictured below), an Australian soccer player for over one year.
Rapinoe told Out.com “I feel like sports in general are still homophobic, in the sense that not a lot of people are out. I feel like everyone is really craving people to come out. People want – they need – to see that there are people like me playing soccer for the good old U.S. of A.”
While her sexuality has never been a secret from her teammates and friends, this is the first time she’s been asked by the media, launching it into the national spotlight.
And in case you’re wondering about how the two will deal with the possibility having to play each other in the Olympics, it’s a non-issue. Walsh and her Australian teammates didn’t qualify for the Olympics, so for now, Walsh will have to be in the seats cheering her girlfriend on to a gold medal.