Megan Rapinoe Talks to USA Today, Plus Other Media Coverage
She talks about her coming out process with her parents as well as teammates dating, and says reaction to her coming out has been “extremely positive.”
She also elaborates on why she decided on this time to make her coming out publicly official:
To be honest I’ve been thinking about it for a while, trying to find a time that works, now leading up to the Olympics, people want to get personal stories. Our team in general is in a position where people look up to us and kids look up to us. I embrace that and I think I have a huge LGBT following. I think it’s pretty cool, the opportunity that I have, especially in sports. There’s really not that many out athletes. It’s important to be out and to live my life that way.
As she did in the Out interview, she lamented the greater difficulty for closeted male athletes.
In addition to Out and USA Today, Megan’s story has been picked up by LGBT press such as Outsports and the Pink Paper and sports outlets like SB Nation and NBC Sports. Even Glamour Magazine’s blog picked up the story.
But while we’re on the subject of Rapinoe media coverage, boo to Sports Illustrated for using the phrase “sexual preference.” Ugh.